Redwood Memorial Grove, Whakarewarewa Forest, North Island, New Zealand
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Info. Redwood Memorial Grove in Whakarewarewa Forest, New Zealand
On New Zealand's North Island, Whakarewarewa Forest is home to a wide range of native plants and animals. There's also a series of lakes as well as hot springs, bubbling mud pools and even active geysers. But Whakarewarewa Forest features something that no other forest in New Zealand can claim: a grove of majestic redwood trees called the Redwood Memorial Grove. The trees in the grove were introduced from their native California at the beginning of the 20th century, and some of them have grown as high as 70 metres since they were planted.