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Gnarly trees

2013_0118Image0038Not only did we enjoy the lush, green tree ferns at Battle Hill yesterday, we also came across these massive Macrocarpa ( Cupressus macrocarpa) trees.

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Somehow they had crossed branches in an “X” formation, apparently from two separate trees.

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Sir Peter Jackson of “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” film making fame might like to use these giant, gnarled trees as Ents or to pick out the various faces and mythical creatures we spent time spying yesterday.

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Ferny Friday

A change of scenery and some fresh air was needed today and we headed to Battle Hill, Pauatahanui.

It is a working farm, run by the Greater Wellington Regional Council but it is also a historic site and includes various areas of regeneration.

These lovely tree ferns (Pongas) were on the edge of a large area of regenerating native bush. I love tree ferns and enjoyed the light and the way the ferns shifted and moved in the breeze.

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