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Tanekaha (Phyllocladus trichomanoides)

Tanekaha is a medium-sized forest tree growing up to 20 m in height and 1 m trunk diameter. The main structural shoots are green for 2–3 years, then turn brown as the bark thickens. The leaves are sparse, tiny, scale-like, 2–3 mm long, and only green (photosynthetic) for a short time, soon turning brown.

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Tanekaha (Phyllocladus trichomanoides)

Tanekaha is a medium-sized forest tree growing up to 20 m in height and 1 m trunk diameter. The main structural shoots are green for 2–3 years, then turn brown as the bark thickens. The leaves are sparse, tiny, scale-like, 2–3 mm long, and only green (photosynthetic) for a short time, soon turning brown. It is sometimes kown as the ‘celery tree’ as it’s leaves resemble those of celery. Like the Kauri,  Tanekaha shed their lower branches, producing smooth straight trunks and knot-free timber which is sought after for its strength.

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Tanekaha

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Tanekaha (Phyllocladus trichomanoides)

Tanekaha is a medium-sized forest tree growing up to 20 m in height and 1 m trunk diameter. The main structural shoots are green for 2–3 years, then turn brown as the bark thickens. The leaves are sparse, tiny, scale-like, 2–3 mm long, and only green (photosynthetic) for a short time, soon turning brown.