DEVELOPMENT OF SCRUB GUMLANDS

  • C.E. Ballinger

Abstract

In considering the development of scrub gumlands in Northland, it must be borne in mind that the term gumland covers a wide range of podsolised soil types derived from a variety of sedimentary soils, and if the presence of gum holes and a strongly leached soil allows land to be classed as gumland, the term could be extended to some mature soil types derived from volcanic dolerite. The vegetation on the gumlands is mainly manuka scrub, fern, and varieties of rushes and sedges. Frequent burning has prevented regeneration of other species
Published
1953-01-01
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