Peel Forest Park
|Peel Forest Park|
View of Big Mt. Peel from Little Mt. Peel
|Location||Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand|
|Area||773 ha (1,910 acres)|
|Governing body||Department of Conservation|
The Peel Forest Park is a 773-hectare (1,910-acre) forest preserve in the Canterbury region on the South Island of New Zealand. It is located near the Rangitata River and is in the foothills of the Southern Alps. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation.
The community of Peel Forest is located nearby.
Flora and fauna
The Peel Forest is the remnant of a large Podocarpaceae forest. The three major tree types are the kahikatea (white pine), tōtara and matai (black pine). Logging reduced the forest to its current size. For his lengthy botanical study of Mount Peel, Harry Allan was awarded a Doctor of Science in 1923.
- Forest parks of New Zealand
- Protected areas of New Zealand
- Conservation in New Zealand
- Tramping in New Zealand
- "Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve". protectedplanet.net.
- "Features of Peel Forest Park". Doc.govt.nz. 2006-10-25. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- Galbreath, Ross. "Harry Howard Barton Allan". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011. Check date values in:
- "Activities in Peel Forest Park". Doc.govt.nz. 2006-10-25. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- Peel Forest Park at the Department of Conservation