Managing forest fragments (factsheet 3)
The Waikato region’s forest fragments are patches of native vegetation left over after land development. Smaller fragments in particular may never be able to sustain the full range of native plants and animals present before the land was cleared. However, with good management we can help existing trees to live longer, encourage new plants to grow, and provide native animals with food and a place to live. These pages tell you how to manage and protect a fragment of native forest, particularly in rural areas.