Off the Farm - A photo from our trip up North
This tree is called "Tane Mahuta" In the Maori language it translates as "Lord of the Forest". Its age is around 2000 years old. It's a New Zealand Kauri Tree. Way back in the early settlement times thousands of these stunning trees were cut down and used as spars on sailing ships. Gradually the forests were all but wiped out. There's a few stands left here and there in Northland New Zealand. Naturally the government has protected them forever - that's good they need to be.