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Kauri Tree - Gift Box

One of Aotearoa’s most well known trees and while not the tallest of our native trees it is the largest and most majestic tree of our forest. Kauri grows naturally north of Hamilton but it can grow throughout lowland New Zealand (up to 600m).

Given the right conditions kauri will grow rapidly in the first 10 – 15 years but thereafter growth is slow (reaching 9 – 12m at 30 – 40 years). Kauri prefer well drained soil with ample moisture. Young kauri trees need to be protected from frost and wind.

For the Maori, kauri was favoured for making large war canoes. They used the gum for chewing and in a tattooing pigment. Kauri gum was sought after by early settlers for industrial use, primarily in varnish and they used the wood for ship building and house construction.

Delivered in a Trees Please! pine gift box as shown.

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Because our trees come in their own planter, there is no rush for the recipient to plant them out immediately. Trees will last in their planters for several weeks - months, providing they are watered and well looked after. Trees Please! trees are potted into top quality potting mix, with SaturAid rewetting granuels for economical water management, water storing granuels, slow release fertiliser, root promoting nutrients and root disease suppressing agents. The planters are covered with brown paper, to reduce the chance of spillage in transit.

All trees come in their purpose designed outer pine gift box which has an opening for air and light, plus leather carry handle, making it ideal for easy delivery throughout New Zealand.

Because we care for our environment, components are recyclable, or come from sustainable or recycled sources. Outer boxes can be reused as a planter box, storage box or to send other gifts in.