The Te Matua Ngahere is a giant kauri, coniferous tree, suffered severe damage in July, is situated in the Waipoua forest reserve and estimated to be between 2000 - 3000 years. The tree is considered to be a natural heritage of New Zealand, is stated to be the mother of 50 species, is situated in an open space clearing. Forests are within the largest, residual region of the native forests. Toatoa point provides excellent views of the forest. Waipoua Forest Trust conservationist Stephen King said rata trees. Forest workers noticed the damage yesterday morning. Mr King said Te Matua Ngahere, estimated about domestic, international 50,000 tourists.
Giant kauri, Coniferous tree