MAN OF THE HEART­WOOD

Our na­tive trees are some of the most unique in the world, and so is the man who has ded­i­cated his life to telling their sto­ries.

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The tallest and prob­a­bly old­est tō­tara in NZ is Pouakani, the stun­ning cover star of Philip’s book. It grows in a for­est near Man­gakino, 60km north-west of Taupo. It is es­ti­mated to be 1750-1850 years old, stands 42m high, and has a girth of 11.92m. To give you an idea, a stan­dard bus is 10-13m long.

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