Kōrero: Tall broadleaf trees

Defoliated kohekohe

Defoliated kohekohe

These kohekohe trees on Mt Karioi in the Waikato have been almost completely stripped of foliage by possums. Kohekohe (Dysoxylum spectabile) is a favourite food for possums, which eat the leaves, flowers and fruit, working their way down from the top of the canopy. Heavily browsed trees often die, and entire crops of seedlings can be eaten out in a season.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10049774

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Tall broadleaf trees - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13702/defoliated-kohekohe (accessed 24 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007