Matai

This photo from the TrekNature travel gallery is titled 'Matai Photo'.

dreaming of open seas: Beautiful Trees #6

Nikau palm - Rhopalostylis sapida - is the New Zealand native palm and is found throughout North Island and down as far as Akaroa and Greymouth in South Island.

Pūkeko under a Kowhai Tree by kiwi photo lover, via Flickr

Pūkeko under a Kowhai Tree by kiwi photo lover, via Flickr

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

Many New Zealand native trees start their lives as bushy shrubs, and as they mature the trunk develops and foliage remains on top.

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Ancient totara tree with a protester's platform in the branches, Pureora Forest.

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