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.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Department of Conservation
Photograph by Les Molloy
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