Forest succession, fire, rata-kamahi forest, silver beech forest, manuka, Catlins Ecological Region

A Forest Succession in the Catlins Ecological Region, Southeast Otago, New Zealand

Forest containing rata (Metrosideros umbellata) and kamahi (Weinmannia racemosa), with scattered trees of silver beech (Nothofagus menziesii), was sampled on Cedar Hill, Owaka Valley, Catlins Ecological Region. Diameter frequency distributions, age estimates, and basal area measurements show single cohort establishment of rata and kamahi, whereas three establishment phases of silver beech are evident.