Story: Conifers

Mataī bark (5th of 5)

Mataī bark

Mataī trees are recognised from the trunk’s hammered appearance, which is the result of chunks of bark flaking off.

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Photograph by Brian Ahern

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Mataī and miro: the plum pines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 May 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007