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Tree Information x

Identifier: WTR/1018
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree – National interest
General Notes:

Planted by Sir Willoughby Norrie on the 7th August, 1956 to commemorate his period of office as Governor General of New Zealand (1952-1957).
Ref: Beaumont, L. (2009) Government House Landscape Conservation Plan.
Read more about Sir Willoughby Norrie on Wikipedia

Single Tree Details

Genus: Metasequoia
Species: glyptostroboides
Common names: dawn redwood, shui-shan, water fir
Height: 12.00m
Height measurement method: Climb & Tape Drop
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 190 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.3 m
Girth Comments: 280cm at Ground level
Diameter: 60.5 cm
Crown Spread A: 11.00m
Crown Spread B: 11.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 11.00m
Actual Planting Date: Aug 1956
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 68 years
Tree Health Description: In good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 123
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
18 Nov 2009 Henley, T.


Lat/Long: -41.30366521274587 / 174.78023082017898
Location Name: Government House
Address: Dufferin Street
Suburb: Newtown
City/Town: Wellington
Region: Wellington
Location Description: On the right side of the drive a short distance along a side path.
Public Accessibility: Trust Administered Park/Garden
Local Authority: Wellington City Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 21 Sep 2012
Tim Henley 18 Nov 2009
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