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Red beech forest

Red beech forest

Red beech (Nothofagus fusca) is the least cold-tolerant of New Zealand’s four species of southern beech – the others can grow in chilly alpine areas and poor soils. Red beech favours warm, lower to mid-altitude slopes (seldom reaching the treeline), and is mostly restricted to deep, fertile, well-drained soils.

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - The Southern Alps and other axial ranges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

Story by Matt McGlone, published 24 Sep 2007