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god of the forest, Te Matua Ngahere

god of the forest, Te Matua Ngahere

Te Matua Ngahere  This majestic Kauri tree is nestled in the last stretch of a primeval rainforest in Waipoua Forest, New Zealand. The tree is thought to be around 2,000 years old. With a 52.5-foot girth, Te Matua Ngahere is the fattest tree in New Zealand. The giant, whose name means “Father of the Forest” in Maori, was severely damaged in a storm in 2007.

These Are the Oldest Trees on the Planet

Te Matua Ngahere This majestic Kauri tree is nestled in the last stretch of a primeval rainforest in Waipoua Forest, New Zealand. The tree is thought to be around 2,000 years old. With a 52.5-foot girth, Te Matua Ngahere is the fattest tree in New Zealand. The giant, whose name means “Father of the Forest” in Maori, was severely damaged in a storm in 2007.

Tane Mahuta, Waipoua forest, New Zealand. The oldest Kauri tree. Estimated to be 1250 -2500 years old.

Tane Mahuta, Waipoua forest, New Zealand. The oldest Kauri tree. Estimated to be 1250 -2500 years old.

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