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Tree Information x

Identifier: WTR/1017
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree – International interest
General Notes:

One of two trees planted on the 15th of January, 1954 to celebrate the Royal Visit. This tree was planted by Prince Philip (His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh). The second tree, shown here WTR/1016, was planted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Ref: Beaumont, L. (2012) Government House Landscape Conservation Plan.
Read more about the 1953-1954 Royal Tour at New Zealand History Online

Single Tree Details

Genus: Cedrus
Species: atlantica 'Glauca'
Common names: Atlantic blue cedar, Atlas cedar
Height: 9.40m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 200 cm
Girth measurement height: 0.6 m
Girth Comments: A low branching tree
Diameter: 63.7 cm
Crown Spread A: 11.00m
Crown Spread B: 13.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 12.00m
Actual Planting Date: Jan 1954
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 70 years
Tree Health Description: In good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 119
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
19 Aug 2010 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -41.305184455422406 / 174.78103011846542
Location Name: Government House
Address: 1 Rugby Street
Suburb: Newtown
City/Town: Wellington
Region: Wellington
Location Description: On the front lawn of Government House
Public Accessibility: Trust Administered Park/Garden
Local Authority: Wellington City Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 21 Sep 2012
Brad Cadwallader 19 Aug 2010
Alexander Turnbull Library 42878-1/2-RoyalTours-Wellington-1954-National Publicity Studios 15 Jan 1954
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