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Nothofagus menziesii. Tawhai. Silver beech.

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Fishing and Hunting

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Used for tannin (Smith 1879).

Bark used in dyeing fibre for weaving. Puku tawai, fungoid growth on trunk, used as punk in fire-generating and as a fire-stick (Best 1907).

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Chip of tawhai used as bait for barracouta (Colenso 1868b)

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28 May 2007
1 July 2020
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