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Time to leave this walk .. I'll save a few for the archives.
I'll finish with trees and a funny.
Greytown loves their trees, they were the first place in New Zealand to celebrate Arbor Day in 1890.

The most famous is a massive gum tree 40 metres high and 30 wide. Understood to be the largest gum tree in NZ.
I couldn't get it all in frame so you get it in bits

Apparently brought over the Rimutuka's from Wellington in a wheelbarrow as a seedling in (I'm guessing) 1860's. Interesting journey now with sealed roads ..can't imagine it then
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Jan 06 2007 09:05 GMT LizSA
wow.. I like this part of the tree....it has beautiful Bark........looks a bit
rimple.......can see it is very old...!!!
Jan 06 2007 15:02 GMT meizie PRO
Jan 06 2007 19:01 GMT NeiK
Oh how weird it looks! Like someone put a rubber suit on it. :)) Wonderful capture!
Jan 06 2007 23:00 GMT Sofieke
Beautiful tree!
Jan 07 2007 02:54 GMT nanstrom
This tree looks like it has a fine film of wax all over it's trunk. It is a very beautiful tree and well composed photo.
Jan 07 2007 02:57 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks, a huge tree .. had to be photoraphed in bits
Jan 07 2007 02:58 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks, a huge tree .. had to be photoraphed in bits
Jan 07 2007 19:03 GMT Misseskiwi
The tree has great colors!
Jan 07 2007 19:26 GMT Midworlder PRO
Thanks Missses K .. I'll catch up with you this week :)
Trying to remember what work is :(
Jan 07 2007 20:31 GMT Misseskiwi
I worked for two weeks, school is starting again tomorrow.. :-(
Jan 12 2007 05:55 GMT bluefam
so beautiful.
Jan 12 2007 06:51 GMT Midworlder PRO
It was a tree with a lot of history and age