NZ Kauri - Lost Legacy - 8th Jun 2016

The Trounson Giant

NZ Kauri - Tales of fallen giants

The NZ Tree Register not only documents many of our finest living trees but also many of our greatest fallen giants. Several historic trees of note have recently been added to the register.

Meet the lost legacy that was the 'Trounson Giant'  (NR/1375) the largest known kauri tree at the start of the 20th century. This tree was tragically lost to fire in January 1907.
Another former 'Great' - Kopi. Then it fell in 1973 it was ranked the third largest kauri in 1971 after Toronui (NR/1376) and Tane Mahuta (NR/0800) and ahead of Te Matua Ngahere (NR/0802).
And the sad tale of the mighty 'Toronui' (NR/0805).  Only 50 years passed from discovery until the day it fell as a result of the hand of man.

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