Red and silver beech trees fill the Maruia valley in the northern South Island. The largest trunks belong to red beeches, which reach a height of 30 metres. The forest interior is quite open, with beech saplings growing below gaps in the canopy.
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Reference: AAQA 6500 Col162
Photograph by John Johns
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