Cornwall Park

CORNWALL PARK

Kauri

Kauri

KAURI

Kauri

Agathis australis - native

The kauri is New Zealand's largest tree species. Mature specimens such as 'Tane Mahuta' in Waipoua in Northland are up to 50m tall and have trunks exceeding 5m diameter.

The species is recognised by its small oval leaves which are thick and leathery. The bark is mottled and gum is seen exuding from the trunk. The tree bears small globular cones which develop on the ends of branches.

Kauri are related to the well known Norfolk Island pine which are also present in the park.

Kauri Gum
Kauri trunk with gum.
Kauri Cone
Female kauri cone, April.
Tree Trail