12 MAY 1923, Page 11

A New Zealand correspondent sends me the following :- "

One of the largest trees in the world, if not the largest, has been discovered in the bush at Waihau, Hokianga, New Zealand. It is a huge kauri tree, the vast trunk of which rises to a height of 75 feet before being broken by the first branch, and measures 22 feet in diameter, and 66 feet, or approximately one chain, in girth. It is hoped that this remarkable tree will be zealously guarded from destruction and preserved to show future generations what the lordly kauri was like at its best. From a marketable point of view, it would be quite impossible to fell it, much less to break it down, for no mill possesses saws big enough to tackle it. Its age is estimated at 2,000 years at least, and, if carefully conserved, it should have another thousand years of life before it