Story: Forest succession and regeneration

Pole stand of beech (2nd of 2)

Pole stand of beech

As a beech forest regenerates the young trees compete for nutrients, light and water. A dense stand of thin-stemmed trees, known as poles, develops. In time the thinnest and weakest die off, leaving a less dense stand of large trees.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Forest succession and regeneration - Beech and conifer forest regeneration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007