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Red beech, Maruia valley

Red beech, Maruia valley

The Maruia valley contains a fine stand of red and silver beech trees. The largest trunks are red beech, which can grow as tall as 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
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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - Maruia valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2022)

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