The Totara Tree

 
 

The totara tree is found in forests all through New Zealand.  However, they mainly grow in the northern half of the North Island.

 

It grows to 30 metres high but this takes over 100 years. 


Its trunk grows to 2 metres across.

Totara trees are quite fast growing.  They are very hardy.  They will grow in wet, dry or windy conditions.