Kōrero: Southern beech forest

Beech timbers

Beech timber has been put to many uses. Southland’s silver beech was popular for household furniture in the first decades of the 20th century. Red beech was used for heavy construction work, agricultural machinery, bus and truck frames, and for houses when other timbers were unavailable.

Using this item

Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Beech Foresters. National Film Unit, 1951

All images & media in this story

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Joanna Orwin, 'Southern beech forest - Beech timber', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/13324/beech-timbers (accessed 20 August 2019)

Story by Joanna Orwin, published 24 Sep 2007