Story: Forest succession and regeneration

Beech seedlings (1st of 2)

Beech seedlings

Southern beech (Nothofagus) forests can regenerate rapidly if their seedlings are the first to grow up on a cleared site. One or two of these beech seedlings growing on a fallen beech log are likely to reach canopy height and replace the fallen tree.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Forest succession and regeneration - Beech and conifer forest regeneration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007