Kōrero: Ecoregions

Papakauri soil

Papakauri soil

In the northern ecoregion, soils vary from fertile to poor. Soils with underlying volcanic rocks can display excellent physical properties. Papakauri is a soil type that is friable and free-draining, with good structure. Its bright red is due to iron oxide haematite, which makes up around 5% of the subsoil. Most soils north of the major volcanic centres of Auckland and the Coromandel are deeply leached clay soils. Many are not very fertile.

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Massey University
Reference: Les Molloy, Soils in the New Zealand landscape: the living mantle. Wellington: Mallinson Rendel, 1988, plate 5.4
Photograph by Quentin Christie

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - Northern North Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12563/papakauri-soil (accessed 24 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Matt McGlone, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007