The NZAA Taranaki Open organizers have a Stratford tree tour planned for climbers who arrive early for the Open Tree Climbing Competition and Taranaki mountain climb over Waitangi Weekend.
The Friday 4 February Stratford tree tour involves a visit to several trees listed in Burstall and Sale's 1984 book Great Trees of New Zealand including the world's largest cultivated Magnolia campbellii .
Great Trees of New Zealand is a classic tree book and now relatively hard to find. If you can lay your hands on a copy, buy it immediately - it will be well worth the investment. If you can't locate a copy Treetools has one for viewing in store.
The official 2011 NZAA Taranaki Open Entry Form and Waiver is available for download now . Pencil in the NZAA Taranaki Open and mountain climb to your 2011 calendar and make sure you are in Stratford over Waitangi Weekend!
Check the NZAA website for more details.
Thanks to Notable Trees of New Zealand for the above images.