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GIANT KAURI TREE.

CHOICE OF A NAME. DISCOVERY AT WAIPOUA. (Bjr Telegraph.—Press Association.) DARGAVILLK, this day. Last month there was discovered in the Y\ aipoua State Forest a fine old kauri tree. It has been named Tematua Ngaliere, and it has the largest known girth of any tree growing in New Zealand today. It is 53ft around at the base, while the centre girth is only 2ft 6in less. The height from the Pnkalrj mound to the first limb is 32ft, while the distance from the same limb to the level of the ground is 3Gft. The capacity of the tree is 0000 cubic feet, or 73.000 superficial feet. The well known giant of the forest, Tanemahuta, is smaller than Tematua Ngahere. Tanemahuta, which is estimated to date back to the eighth century, has a girth at the base of 43ft. Its lowest branch i 3 42ft above the ground, and it is calculated to contain 72,000 superficial feet of timber.

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GIANT KAURI TREE., Auckland Star, Volume LXVIII, Issue 61, 13 March 1937

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GIANT KAURI TREE. Auckland Star, Volume LXVIII, Issue 61, 13 March 1937

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