The amazing Swamp Kauri

New Zealand has beautiful timber.
Especially the amazing Swamp Kauri

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EMAIL NOW TO RECEIVE YOUR COUPON FOR FREE DELIVERY IN NZ OR DISCOUNT FOR AN OVERSEAS DELIVERY. Swamp Kauri,  is also known as “ancient Kauri”. These prehistoric Kauri trees are buried and preserved in peat up to 50,000 years ago in New Zealand’s North Island They were buried under a peat swamp by an unexplained act of nature at the end of the last Ice Age. The trees have survived the centuries underground, sealed in a chemically balanced environment that has preserved the timber in perfect condition .Some Kauri trees still have green leaves and cones when excavated The trees had already been growing for nearly 2000 years before they were buried. Some have a girth of around 40 feet, and a total height of nearly 200 feet.

The trees lay foExample of barkcopyrgotten 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 50,000 years old. This makes it one of the oldest timbers still able to be used for manufacturing.

 

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Extraction is expensive  time consuming, and technically difficult, It requiring skilled operators of heavy machineryextracting skauri 2 copy

working in wet conditions. Each log must be carefully brought to the surface. If the log is salvaged from native forest or wetlands then after the log has been removed, the area is then restored to its original contours.

 

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A trademark of swamp Kauri is deep, shimmering streaks of iridescence, called “white bait”, found in some of the wilder grain patterns. This particular grain is named after schools of New Zealand whitebait fish that emit a similar pattern when swimming in one directioncol-gb-example-sk

 

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