Arrived in Auckland on Friday night. Today I been at Waiheke island, where i meet a carpenter and woodartist who teached some facts about local trees. (Thanks Jeff!)
Most trees has Maori names. Pictures above show a Pohutukawa tree. This has extraordinary strong wood, thanks to wood fibers growing in a wave pattern. I would guess it’s even stronger then oak.
Another amazing tree is kauri, witch I haven’t been lucky to see yet. Sadly it’s treathend by a die back disease, maybe similar to ash die back? I will look into it. And get a tree dictionary!
New Zealand has been isolated for long and lots of the naitive life lack resistance from spieces comeing in from abroad.