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Rimu

Dacrydium cupressinum

Description:

These tree's are all in a small reserve outside of a small village called Raupunga. I took a small class up to this reserve to improve and test their identification skills. These trees were part of the test.This was probably the most sort after timber in New Zealand after Kauri almost every house in this country has Rimu in it. A beautiful tree with weeping foliage.

Habitat:

Generally found as an emergent above the canopy. This is how we get the straight stems. When growing in the open the tree does not lose its branches. The tree tends to have a lot of knots.

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3 Comments

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 10 years ago

Thanks Mike. I phrased that badly, I was thinking about reforestationrather than plantations for harvest.

MikeLoose
MikeLoose 10 years ago

There is a reasonable amount of regeneration, but no-one grows it under plantation conditions.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 10 years ago

Wonderful to see! Thanks Mike. What's the situation with Rimu populations now? Is there much regeneration or plantation of this and other native trees in NZ?

MikeLoose
Spotted by
MikeLoose

Napier, Gisborne, New Zealand

Spotted on Dec 11, 2010
Submitted on Dec 11, 2011

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