Monday, February 8, 2010

New Zealand - Hokianga Harbour


 Hokianga Harbour is located on the west coast in the north of the North Island of  New Zealand. The image on the right is the harbor with Opononi sand dunes.  The image on the left is of the great kauri tree "Tane Mahuta" in the Waipoua Forest.  Its Maori name means "Lord of the Forest".   The tree is a remnant of the ancient subtropical rainforest that once grew on the North Auckland Peninsula (Northland Peninsula). It is the largest kauri tree standing today.  Its age is unknown but is estimated to be between 1250 and 2500 years old.  Trunk girth 13.77 m (45.18 ft), Trunk height 17.68 m (58 ft), Total height 51.2 m (167.98 ft), Trunk volume 244.5 m³, Total volume including the crown 516.7 m³.
Thanks Adrienne!

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