It takes the trees 150 years to grow on the surface of the bare rock. This begins with a seed bed of moss which takes 5 years to grow.
Eventually 1 tree dislodges pulling others down with it. Lake creatures decompose the whole tree within a year.
Doubtful Sound February 23rd 2012 Doubtful Sound: Left Wellington to travel to the Doubtful Sound New Zealand's 2nd largest Fiord. Captain Cook named the lace after Doubting his ship could traverse through the Sound to land. Joseph Banks had wanted to explore the flaura and fauna of the area, but Cook decided they would be better left alone and sailed on leaving a dotted line on his map indicating he wasn't sure of the lan ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Manapouri The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more