According to a sign, the forest is home to the largest continuous stand of Ilex aquifolium in Europe.
Unknown fruiting tree within 10m radius of 5min bird observations.
The leaves have are thorny
one very large tree with minor toothing of leaves; c 60cm dbh; but many seedlings; kereru seen feeding
Approx. 1" leaves
Ilex aquifolium (holly, common holly, English holly, European holly, or occasionally Christmas holly), is a species of holly native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia.I. aquifolium is the species familiar in Christmas decoration, and is regarded as the type species of the genus Ilex, which by association is also called "holly". It is a dioecious tree or shrub found, for example, in shady areas of forests of oak and in beech hedges....