Trounson Kauri Park, Northland, New Zealand

Trounson Kauri Park, Northland, New Zealand

Description: Waipoua forest is magnificent having largest kauri trees but Trounson Kauri Park is rich in birdlife and gives you an idea how such forest used to look like.
In 1890 when the kauri timber industry threatened to wipe out all significant areas of Northland kauri forest, 3.34 hectares were set aside by the government. James Trounson, an early settler and sawmiller , added a further 22 hectares to this and established a Scenery Preservation Club. Trounson offered a further 364 hectares, and the area was officially opened as Trounson Kauri Park in 1921. This foreshadowed the nearby Waipoua Forest reservation of 1952. The scenic reserve now covers 586 hectares. The park is one of the predator-free mainland islands and is an enduring example of community and government co-operation.
Source: nzhistory.net.nz and teara.govt.nz

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Keywords: New Zealand, Waipoua Forest, flora, kauri, tree, Agathis australis, nature, Northland, Trounson Kauri Park, James Trounson, forest

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