New trees New Zealand

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.


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