Rimu regeneration in a north westland podocarp hardwood forest
- Department of Botany, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
[This is a resume of a paper read at the Ecological Society Conference, 1982.]
The regeneration of rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum) was investigated in lowland podocarp-hard- wood forests occupying dissected hill country in the lower Grey Valley, North Westland. In these forests, large seedlings, saplings and pole of rimu are in- frequent or, in some places, rare. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as a 'regeneration gap' and is found in rimu populations throughout New Zealand.