Kahikatea, white pine, Dacrycarpus dacrydioides

Kahikatea, white pine, Dacrycarpus dacrydioides

Description: The tree grows to a height of 55 m with a trunk exceeding one m in diameter. Before extensive logging, trees of 80 m height were known. The tree was previously referred to by the misleading name "white pine", despite its not being a pine. Once distinctive and widespread wetland type, is all but gone except for very small patches mostly on the West Coast.

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Keywords: New Zealand, Novy Zeland, Ship Creek, West Coast, flora, tree, nature

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