Managing beeches for timber

Beech bulletin cover

Anyone interested in growing New Zealand beech (Nothofagus) may value a new book produced by Scion and Tane’s Tree Trust. This is the sixth publication in Scion’s popular series on New Zealand’s indigenous trees, providing guidelines for managing native species to meet multiple objectives, including timber production. (See www.scionresearch.com for details on the full series.)

Beeches are among the best known and most important native tree species in New Zealand. Although most remaining beech forests are located within the conservation estate, substantial areas of manageable beech forest remain in freehold and Maori tenure. The book provides up-to-date information on the ecology, establishment and sustainable management of beeches.

Written by Mark Smale (Landcare Research) and Scion scientists, David Bergin and Greg Steward, the publication was funded by the Sustainable Farming Fund and Future Forests Research.

For a copy of the book contact: publications@scionresearch.com