The tree's Maori name means "Lord of the Forest", and is the name of a god in the Maori pantheon. Tane Mahuta is the most massive kauri known to stand today. There is no proof of the tree's age, but it is estimated to be between 1250 and 2500 years old.
Tane Mahuta's measurements:
Trunk Girth 13.77 m, Trunk Height 17.68 m, Total Height 51.2 m, Trunk Volume 244.5 m3.
The tree is a remnant of the ancient subtropical rainforest that once grew on the North Auckland Peninsula. Other giant kauri stand nearby, notably Te Matua Ngahere.
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