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Kahikatea forests are called Dinosaur Forests since they are basically unchanged since Jurassic times. The tree holds the WORLD record for the diversity of climbing and perching plants which live on a single tree - 28 ! James Cook said of it "The finest timber my eyes ever beheld".

Kahikatea forests are called Dinosaur Forests since they are basically unchanged since Jurassic times. The tree holds the WORLD record for the diversity of climbing and perching plants which live on a single tree - 28 ! James Cook said of it "The finest timber my eyes ever beheld".

Kahikatea trees on the edge of Lake Brunner, Westland, New Zealand.    John Doogan www.johndoogan.co.nz/

Kahikatea trees on the edge of Lake Brunner, Westland, New Zealand. John Doogan www.johndoogan.co.nz/

Kahikateas in the Mist-New Zealand art for sale by Wayne Vickers Artist http://waynevickers.com/gallery

Kahikateas in the Mist-New Zealand art for sale by Wayne Vickers Artist http://waynevickers.com/gallery

Old tree, Taranaki, New Zealand by brian nz, via Flickr

Old tree, Taranaki, New Zealand by brian nz, via Flickr

Swamp fores This fine stand of kahikatea fringes the shore of Lake Paringa, South Westland. Kahikatea is New Zealand’s tallest tree, reaching 60 metres in height. It forms dense forests on swampy ground, but will grow in fertile hill country up to an altitude of 700 metres.

Swamp fores This fine stand of kahikatea fringes the shore of Lake Paringa, South Westland. Kahikatea is New Zealand’s tallest tree, reaching 60 metres in height. It forms dense forests on swampy ground, but will grow in fertile hill country up to an altitude of 700 metres.

Sunset over farmland in Whataroa with kahikatea trees, West Coast, South Westland, New Zealand

Sunset over farmland in Whataroa with kahikatea trees, West Coast, South Westland, New Zealand

Kahikatea, White Pine, Dacrycarpus, Dacrydioides

Kahikatea, White Pine, Dacrycarpus, Dacrydioides

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