Understorey (less than 3m)

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Goat damage to forest understorey.

When feral goats are abundant in native forest they can have a dramatic impact on the understorey, removing almost all palatable species. This can change the composition of species within the forest and prevent forest regeneration.

Photograph: Crown Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai, 2014