Kauri is a native New Zealand tree that grows in the warm, northern part of the country – Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula and Northland. It is one of the largest and longest-living trees in the world. Kauri can live for 2,000 years or more, and there is evidence they can grow over 7 metres in diameter! The trunk is greyish, with a pattern caused by the bark falling off in flakes.
Today, kauri forest is protected and new trees are being planted.