Story: Conifers

Tōtara bark (2nd of 4)

Tōtara bark

Tōtara has thick, stringy bark that peels off in long strips. In the past, the strips were used to splint limbs, thatch roofs, and were fashioned into containers.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Tōtara group', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007