Story: Conifers

Kahikatea stand

Kahikatea stand

Kahikatea, New Zealand’s tallest tree, grows in dense stands on moist, fertile soils. This stand is alongside Arahaki Lagoon, a shallow lake in the Whirinaki Forest Park, in the central North Island. Mature trees usually develop buttresses at the base of their trunk to give support in waterlogged soils.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Rimu and kahikatea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007