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The Holt Forest.

I am on top of a hill to the North and West of Hastings.






















Farming is the main activity here, but the steep faces are good places to grow cover to slow erosion.


























A beautiful valley where life would be very pleasant.























In the distance are the Maungaharuru ranges.  There are some very nice walks on the top peaks.
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Down below is a road which leads towards Lake Tutira.






















There is forest ahead along the road.  It descends down into a valley where the Holt Forest is located.



























































January 15th. and the first cicadas are out.


































The Holt Forest is an arboretum of timber trees. So we find a number of fir trees, pine trees and a cedars.  There are a few others like rimu and kauri.  This is a cedar.




























































































This is the trunk of a famous NZ native.. Rimu.  It was used in housing as framing timber up until the second world war.

























































Thus is an example of a group of trees known as Lawson pines.  They were not pines but a family closely related to cedars.




























This is typical of foliage of the lawsons.













































































This is a second foto of a rimu tree.









































Typical foliage of rimu trees.








































































It is amazing the tremendous variety of bark covering of trees.  Each tree is identifiable from its bark.  This is a cedar. [a relation fo the Lawson's]


































No foto of the foliage of the last tree, instead some Kauri trees. They are not normally found naturally in Hawkes Bay,  but that was not always so.  The foto also shows the foliage too.































































































Another young kauri.  It is recognisable by the dimples left by the falling branches that fall as it grows.





























































This is a pine of some kind.  There is no etiquette to say which kind of pine.










































The bark indicates this tree is one of the Lawson/macrocarpa family.




























































According to the etiquette it is an Abies Procera.  A member of the fir family.  The tree bark is something we see, but don't observe.  If as a child, you have climbed a lot of trees, as I did, you have a 'feel' for bark.  





















































































Pines have bark that identifies them, even if the species is different, there is a similarity to pine bark of other pine species.











































































We end with a macrocarpa/lawson tree.  The members of this family were favourites of the early settlers who arrived in NZ from Europe.

Next.  A gem of Hawkes Bay... Lake Tutira.  

Cheers Chris the Pipemaker.













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