The Kauri tree is a pretty smart tree. It has many adaptation so you can take your pick from these:.
Its other name is iron bark as when you pull the bark back off the trunk,… you find a pinky red sort of covering underneath. This is because this bark actually contains iron compounds to help it survive, and the pinky red are these compounds..
Another adaptation is the bark is extremely flaky and can come of easily with any sort of weight. This makes the kauri a hard tree to climb up for annoying parisite plants that want to live off it as every time they get a grip on the tree, the bark falls off, sending the parisite to the ground. Its lower branches also do this so that nothing can grip onto the braches as it grows as all the lower branches fall off to, keeping the kauri clean of parisites..
3rd adaptation: Kauris are huge. Massive trees that can grow 20 meters easily if you let them. This means its a canopy tree so all its branches will be getting alot of sunlight most of the time as it towers over all the other trees. Because of this, it doesnt need very big leaves to catch sunlight so small leaves do the job just fine..
4th adaptation: When a kauri is injured, say by a chainsaw cutting a little bit of a way through, the Kauri does something almost human like and bleeds gum to help repair the cut area. Some trees may also do this but a kauri is an awsome healer and it'll fix itself in no time.
Last adaptation: Not a very exciting one but one none the less, Kauri reproduces by seeds with female and male cones being seperate. This means it can be pollinated by itself or another Kauri whos seeds blow its way. This is done by lots of trees so is not very exciting. (MORE)
You must keep any solvent - such as turps - away from your sample, otherwise you'll have fine cracks develop in the gum. Just filing, and then graded set of sandpapers, finish…ing up with a cotton cloth should do the job. (MORE)
Yes. Deforestation has caused this species of tree to becomethreatened. However, it is not yet a severe threat, still withinthe lesser concerns, and many efforts have been and… continue to betaken to preserve this species. New Zealand isn't giving up onthese trees. (MORE)