The amazing Swamp Kauri

New Zealand has beautiful timber.
Especially the amazing Swamp Kauri
Thirty thousand Year old Swamp Kauri stumps litter the surface at Lake Ohia. Giving rise to the theory that once the North was covered with rain forest.

Swamp Karuiimage

The trees lay forgotten for centuries buried in the swamps. Northland farmers have for years unearthed huge logs from the peat some with the typical scaly bark and green leaves still intact. Carbon dating on extracted logs prove some of the timber is 45,000 years old. This makes it one of the oldest timbers still able to be used for manufacturing.
Example of barkcopy


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