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The Great Old Ones: In Celebration of Our Tree Elders
New Zealand luckily hasn’t experienced much Western-style, industrial logging. Tāne Mahuta and Te Matua Ngahere, two of its trees, are both estimated to be between 2,000 and 3,000 years old. Tāne Mahuta’s name translates to “Lord of the Forest”; Te Matua Ngahere, which is stouter than Tāne Mahuta translates to “Father of the Forest.” Both are part of a forest that is the remnants of a far greater one, one the world’s southernmost rainforests.