We at The Grange Nursery are so sad to hear that New Zealand’s oldest and most sacred tree is in danger from a fungal disease known as Kauri Dieback.
The disease is spreading wildly across the country.
2,500 year old Tāne Mahuta which translates as: Lord of the Forest, is a giant Kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest in Northern NZ.
Māori people, consider is sacred and regard it as a living ancestor. If it gets infected, it would be to them much like losing a much-loved relative.
The beautiful, and majestic tree is 13.77 metres across and over 50 metres tall.
The fungal disease, Kauri Dieback is relentless and extremely difficult to contain. It causes most infected trees to die and confirmed cases have been found in trees 60 metres from Tāne Mahuta.
We here at The Grange will keep everything crossed, in the hope that the tremendous efforts to protect Tāne Mahuta are successful.
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