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Kahikatea (Dacrycarpus dacrydioides) is the New Zealand “white pine” and is the tallest tree in our native bush. It is a member of the Podocarpacae family characterised by their smooth bark which prevents creepers attaching and eventually smothering the tree. The...read more
Tawa (Beilschmiedia tawa) is a tall lowland forest tree growing up to 25m high. It has a straight trunk of 1.25m diameter covered in almost black bark. But the blackness is caused by algae as the bark is naturally grey and smooth, rather reminiscent of English...read more
Miro (Prumnopitys ferruginea) in the Podocarpaceae family is one of New Zealand’s noted rain forest trees, reaching 25m high and 1.5 to 2m in diameter. It has dark green foliage like English Yew, with purplish plum-like fruit. Miro has smooth bark common to other...read more
The New Zealand Kauri (Agathis australis) is a member of the Araucariaceae family and is one of the world’s largest trees. It is unique to New Zealand where it grows in the semi-tropical northern part of the North Island down to a line from Te Aroha to Kawhia. Trees...read more
Matai (Prumnopitys taxifolia) is a robust forest tree that grows up to 25m high with a trunk diameter of up to 1.3m. It is found throughout New Zealand and was called “black pine” by early European settlers. As a member of the Podocarpaceae family it has a smooth...read more