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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



The Transition Forests

Where two or more types of forest meet, transition types occur, sometimes on an extensive scale. Podocarps in particular are frequent in certain localities as emergents in beech forest.

by Alec Lindsay Poole, M.SC., B.FOR.SC., F.R.S.N.Z., Director-General of Forests, Wellington.

  • Monograph on the New Zealand Beech Forests, Cockayne, L. (1926)
  • Vegetation of New Zealand, Cockayne, L. (1926)
  • Forests and Climate in the South Island of New Zealand, Holloway, J. T. (1954).