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.

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Reference: Beech Foresters. National Film Unit, 1951

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei 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 16 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Joanna Orwin, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007