Kauri is a native tree located in the Northland and Auckland regions of New Zealand. It is the biggest tree in New Zealand with a trunk diameter rivaling the Sequoia in California. Unlike the Sequoia however, the tree is not nearly as high, reaching 40-50 meters high, but their spread is enormous. They have biggest volume of wood of any tree in the world.
Young trees have a cone shape to them, but as they grow, they lose the lower branches to try and stop the onslaught of epiphytes from growing on them. While not completely successful mature Kauri host many epiphyte species and are without exception the giants of the Northland forest.
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