Sunday 7th February – Coromandel and around

AGATHIS AUSTRALIS
or to use its more popular Māori name, Kauri, is the largest (by volume) but not tallest species of tree in New Zealand, standing up to 50 m tall in the emergent layer above the forest’s main canopy. A popular wood for construction and ship building, particularly for masts of sailing ships because of its parallel grain and the absence of branches for much of its height. Kauri is also a superb timber for building the hulls and decks of boats because of its resistance to rot.

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