Orocrambus flexuosellus, Dargaville, New Zealand, 26 October 2004
This tree is named Tane Mahuta (Lord of the Trees). It is the largest Kauri tree in the world. It has an ecosystem living on top of its trunk with over 36 different plant forms. The tree is over 150 feet tall & one of the coolest moments of my study abroad experiences.
Waipoua Forest, 240m; under manuka in litter
Sighted flying over houses on dusk
Opogona omoscopa, Dargaville, New Zealand, 26 October 2004
Te Mahuta Ngahere, Father of the Forest. According to the sign:
Girth: 16.41 m (54 ft)
Trunk volume: 208.1 m^3 (2239 ft^3)
Height: 29.9m (99 ft)
Trunk height: 10.21m (33.5 ft)
On dead wood.
Tane Mahuta, God of the Forest. Has a bit of a forest growing on it. Sign said:
Trunk height: 17.7m (59")
Total height 51.5m (169")
Girth: 13.9m (46")
Trunk volume: 244.5m^3