Nydia Track, yellow blooms of non-native Gorse (Ulex europaeus) invade plantation of Pinus Radiata trees, South Island, New Zealand.
On the Nydia Track, the yellow blooms of non-native Gorse (Ulex europaeus) invade a non-native plantation of Pinus Radiata trees, on South Island, New Zealand, in the South Pacific. Humans have transformed two thirds of New Zealand by replacing native forests with tree farms (of Pinus radiata; California's Monterey Pine), agriculture, cities, and other developments. Looking on the positive side for wilderness lovers, fully 30% of New Zealand is preserved in parkland, an unusually high amount compared to most other countries. 75% of the country’s plant species are endemic (found nowhere else).Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download