The Hunt for the Patagonian Nothofagus

The Southern Beech trees are found across Tasmania, onto the mainland and New Zealand, and in the southern parts of the Americas. In the southernmost region of South America – Patagonia – this genus of trees grows in harsh and demanding conditions. These are amongst the southernmost forests on Earth at more than 50 degrees south latitude.

Like the Tasmanian alpine tanglefoot beech, these Chilean forests put on a spectacular show in autumn. They are so far away, yet somehow so familiar…