Kauri litter (5/9)

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Leaf litter builds up thickly under kauri trees as they shed large amounts of leaves, cones and branches. The acidic litter is resistant to decay, and over many years the leachate alters the soil by dissolving and moving away certain chemicals and ultimately creating a podzol soil.