Kauri tree

The Kauri, Agathis australis, is a coniferous tree belonging to the family of the Araucariaceae. The trees can grow hundreds or even thousands of years old and reach over 50 meters of height. Kauris have been logged extensively due to the high quality of the timber. Only few and small patches of native Kauri forests remain. In addition, Kauri trees are threatened by a microbial pest, Kauri dieback disease.

Recommended links: Department of Conservation, Encyclopedia of New Zealand, Kauri Museum, Wikipedia,  
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