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Tree Information x

Identifier: NNR/1030
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

A fine old tree that harks back to the early years of settlement in Nelson. It is one a group of trees associated with the former ‘Nelson Lunatic Asylum’ built in 1876. The hospital was located on the level area above the trees (Cadwallader 2012).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Araucaria
Species: bidwillii
Common names: Bunya Bunya, Bunya pine
Height: 25.40m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 498 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.2 m
Girth Comments: Taken from the topside of slope to avoid low branch swellings.
Diameter: 158.5 cm
Crown Spread A: 21.00m
Crown Spread B: 22.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 21.50m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Of low vigour but a healthy looking specimen (2012)
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Branches have been maintained quite low.
Champion Tree Score: 297
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 165


Date Observer Action
14 Nov 2012 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -41.2884728546621 / 173.27500462532043
Location Name: Braemar Campus
Address: Braemar Place
Suburb: Nelson South
City/Town: Nelson
Region: Nelson
Location Description: Located below the main public car park beside the curb.
Public Accessibility: Hospital
Local Authority: Nelson City Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 14 Oct 2012
Brad Cadwallader 14 Oct 2012
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