1. valuable timber tree of New Zealand yielding hard reddish wood used for furniture and bridges and wharves
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  • Growing around them were matai, totara and rimu trees, home to native pigeons, tui, bellbirds, and fantails.
  • The forest on the island is southern New Zealand podocarp mix with rimu, southern rata, kamahi, totara and miro.
  • The lush branches of the totara, matai and kahikatea trees blocked out all remaining light and I was left alone in a dark, unfamiliar forest.
  • Tall podocarp trees (rimu, miro, Hall's totara) then succeed and the end point of this sequence can be found on the higher glacial outwash surfaces (around 25,000 years old); here the extremely leached, infertile soils can only support a stunted heath and bog vegetation. Te Wahipounamu (South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area), New Zealand
  • Prior to human arrival the drier central regions of Otago probably had a cover of low conifer-broadleaf forest made up of species like mountain toatoa (Phyllocladus alpinus), Hall's totara (Podocarpus hallii), broadleaf (Griselinia littoralis), and kanuka (Kunzea ericoides). Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands
  • The foothills from north to south were covered in beech forest (Nothofagus spp.), while the plains were covered with mixed beech-podocarp forest dominated by matai (Prumnoptitys taxifolia) and totara (Podocarpus totara). Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands
  • With no totara within easy carting distance, they determined to find a rimu instead, as they were close by and plentiful.
  • Because they eat the new growth they have destroyed large areas of native rata, totara, titoki, kowhai and other species.
  • If you walk up through Talbot Forest you will be in native forest with fine totara, matai and kahikatea and you will hear the calls of native birds, especially the trilling song of the grey warbler.
  • It's mainly heart rimu, with a matai floor and a totara frontage.
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