A Quotation from: www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news... : "The tree started life as a fence post at least 77 years ago.
Wanaka artist and writer Gwenda Rowlands, 85, is a keeper of local history and remembers the fence line from 1939, when she first visited it in a little dinghy her father built for her and her older brother.
She has watched it evolve from a "hacked off branch from nearby willows" to a symbol of determination.
"It was 1939 I remember it growing there and that is not yesterday."Older