The largest species of tree in New Zealand, the Kauri gets its name from the native Maori, which translates as ‘Lord of the Forest’. While many forms are still growing throughout South East Asia and Australasia, what makes this wood so special is its age and the extraordinary condition of the timber.
Sourced from the Kauri swamp in the far northland of New Zealand, whole trees were buried deep in peat as a result of natural disasters some 50,000 years ago. Gargantuan in size, many even grew for up to 2,000 years prior to falling.
Since then they have remained sealed off from the air and the continents ever-changing ecosystem, perfectly preserving the wood under the swamp mud.