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Plants: Arborescent ferns of New Zealand forests. The rough tree fern (Dicksonia squarros) has a slender black trunk that is usually surrounded by many dead brown fronds. This species has a fast growth rate and produces few fronds, all of which sprout horizontally. Long, they're quite crisp to touch and form a small "umbrella" on top of the trunk. They are sometimes found sprouting from apparently dead pieces of trunk and another feature is the spreading underground rhizomes which can create dense groves, making it one of the most common tree ferns in New Zealand forests.

Plants: Arborescent ferns of New Zealand forests. The  rough tree fern (Dicksonia squarros) has a slender black trunk that is usually surrounded by many dead brown fronds. This species has a fast growth rate  and produces few fronds, all of which sprout horizontally. Long, they're quite crisp to touch and form a small "umbrella" on top of the trunk. They are sometimes found sprouting from apparently dead pieces of trunk and another feature is the spreading underground rhizomes which can create dense groves, making it one of the most common tree ferns in New Zealand forests. Stock Photo
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De Luan / Alamy Stock Photo

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2AJHY3H

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3474 x 5408 px | 29.4 x 45.8 cm | 11.6 x 18 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

30 December 2019

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New Zealand

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Plants: Arborescent ferns of New Zealand forests. The rough tree fern (Dicksonia squarros) has a slender black trunk that is usually surrounded by many dead brown fronds. This species has a fast growth rate and produces few fronds, all of which sprout in almost horizontal fashion. The fronds reach 1.5–3 m (4 ft 11 in–9 ft 10 in) in length and are quite crisp to touch. They form a small "umbrella" on top of the trunk. They are sometimes found sprouting from apparently dead pieces of trunk. The trunks are often used for fencing or edging and fronds will sometimes sprout from the side if the top is dead. A feature of the whekī is the spreading underground rhizomes which can create dense groves, making it one of the most common tree ferns in New Zealand forests.

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