Story: Tall broadleaf trees

Tawa (1st of 2)


Tawa (Beilschmiedia tawa) is one of the most common lowland forest trees of the North Island and northern South Island. It grows as a canopy or understorey tree in mixed conifer–broadleaf forest. Tawa’s light green, willow-like foliage is quite distinctive.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Tall broadleaf trees - Trees of fertile lowlands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007