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Greytown

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 05 2007 23:05 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
They do like their trees don't they Roger!
Interesting story to this picture.
Jan 06 2007 05:06 GMT Maire
now that is an old tree!! hehe nice to think about how many different people have walked past it =)
Jan 06 2007 06:56 GMT sini
Impressive tree!
Jan 06 2007 09:09 GMT LizSA
Marie.......People passing for more than 150 years....! "If only i could talk.".hey...
wonderful....! we also have old trees in SA....some of them fenced off...
specially the baobab....the elephants eat the bark....and other damage that
can happen....some people like to write their names...and not their footprints...!
Thanks for the Greytown series.......!!!
Jan 06 2007 18:48 GMT Midworlder PRO
You are welcome Liz .. smalltown NZ thanks you for viewing

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