Is this the South’s fattest tree? You decide...

Hannah Forbes (5) plays on a macrocarpa tree on her grandfather’s farm in Invercargill. He thinks...
Hannah Forbes (5) plays on a macrocarpa tree on her grandfather’s farm in Invercargill. He thinks it has the widest trunk of any tree in the South. PHOTO: AMELIA FORBES
We love being sent photos by readers, especially one which lays down a challenge.

Retired farmer Selwyn Fosbender thinks the macrocarpa tree on his farm west of Invercargill has the widest trunk of any tree in the South.

"I’m not a tree specialist, but it’s a bloody big one."

Its trunk, which he measured about 1m from the ground, has an 11m circumference.

Is this the widest tree trunk in the South?

If not, please send a photo of a wider one to shawn.mcavinue@alliedpress.co.nz

A macrocarpa tree in Invercargill has an 11m circumference. PHOTO: SELWYN FOSBENDER
A macrocarpa tree in Invercargill has an 11m circumference. PHOTO: SELWYN FOSBENDER

Comments

There is one in the Goodwood cemetary that is close to that size it's older than God.

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