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Rākau Momori



Rēkohu /Chatham Island

Nominated by:

Hokotehi Moriori Trust

Photo Credit:

Ashleigh Ryan

NZ Tree Register Number:


The New Zealand Tree Register (NZTR) holds detailed information on notable trees in New Zealand.

Rākau momori are unique Moriori carvings (or dendroglyphs) into living kōpi trees (Corynocarpus laevigatus) and are now only found on Rēkohu (the main Chatham Island) and are becoming increasingly rare due to a range of environmental factors. This finalist is the largest remaining tree in the grove. Could this tree be the face of 2023? More Information

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