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Mammoth Kauri

Mammoth Kauri
The Kauri species originate on the northern island of New Zealand and are said to date back to pre-historic times (Before the Ice Age Between 130 to 180 million years ago). According to one theory, they were knocked down by a giant Tsunami and buried in the peat bogs where they were perfectly preserved from the elements. Today through careful extraction, these logs are plled out of the peat bogs with minimal impact on the envionment. These Mammoth Kauri wood logs have been carbon dated to be between 25,000 and 50,000 years old.

Kauri trees still grow today due to their unique ability to interact with soil and have been able to compete with more evolved and faster growing species in the same family. The tree can attain a height of 120ft to 150ft and the trunk size can grow to over 15ft in diameter which rivals the Sequoias found in California. Kauris reach maturity in about 300 years and are said to live longer than 600 years of age and up to 2000 years of age.