Story: Kauri forest

The 10 largest living kauri

The 10 largest living kauri

Kauri are among the largest and longest-living trees in the world. This table shows the size of the 10 largest living kauri in 1986. Most of them are in Northland forest, with two (Tānenui and Tairua) on the Coromandel Peninsula. Even larger specimens have been recorded in the past, but very few trees ever reached such giant proportions.

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Source: Joanna Orwin, Kauri: witness to a nation’s history. Auckland: New Holland, 2004, p. 34

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Joanna Orwin, 'Kauri forest - How and where kauri grows', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2024)

Story by Joanna Orwin, published 24 Sep 2007