Giant Totara Tree, Peel Forest
'Mills Totara', locally known as 'Big Tree', is probably the most photogenic of the many large totara in the reserve. It was featured as Tree 92 in the 1984 Burstall and Sale "Great Trees of New Zealand" book. The path from the road takes about 15 minutes and is called Big Tree Walk. Circumference at 120 cm above the ground is 865 cm. From Wikipedia: The tōtara is a medium to large tree which grows slowly to around 20 to 25 m, exceptionally to 35 m; it is noted for its longevity and the…
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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. It grows to 8metres tall and leaves