Story: Southern beech forest

Beech forestry, 1950s

In the 1940s and 1950s the New Zealand Forest Service undertook a nationwide survey of native forests to determine their potential for timber production. In this film clip, members of a survey team learn how to distinguish beech species and set off to work on one of their survey lines.

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Reference: Beech Foresters. National Film Unit, 1951

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Joanna Orwin, 'Southern beech forest - Beech timber', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Joanna Orwin, published 24 Sep 2007