Kauri pines are considered one of the oldest species of rainforest trees. They were here when the dinosaurs were. That old. And these two towering Bull Kauris at Lake Barrine are around 1000 years old.
It blows my mind.
These towering, straight trees are over 50m tall and 2m wide. Unlike other pines, they have broad leaves rather than needles.
What is even more remarkable is that here on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland is one of the only places on earth in which they grow.
These trees are located less than 100m walk on (accessible) boardwalk from Lake Barrine Teahouse in Lake Barrine National Park.
Which means it’s less than 100m from the scones at Lake Barrine Teahouse – and they’re very good scones…
I’m linking up with Becky this month for her tree squares challenge where we post photos of trees, any trees, in square format. You’ll find Becky’s most recent post here. Oh, and given that I’m pretty much posting daily and you’ll probably get bored with pictures of trees in square formats, feel free to skim on by – I won’t be offended.