Ironically. the best known tree of Easter Island, the Sophora toromiro (Philippi) SKOTTSBERG, or commonly, the toromiro and sometimes miro, no longer grows there. at least not in the wild. The numerous (endemic) toromiros that were once there were either cut down by the Islanders to use for making implements. for carving, and in construction and cooking, or else destroyed by the tens of thousands of sheep that roamed relatively freely over the Island.
"The Oldest Toromiro in the World,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 9
, Article 1.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol9/iss3/1