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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/1039
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

A prominent specimen located within the grounds of the historic Melanesian Mission Building at the western end of Mission Bay. The companion tree nearby has died back and has been reduced to about 8m. Both trees are reported to have been planted on the 24 February 1861 by Bishops George Augustus Selwyn and John Coleridge Patteson. Bishop Selwyn was the first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand (Cadwallader 2013).
New Zealand Historic Places Trust
Burstall, S.W. & Sale, E.V. Great Trees of New Zealand, Reed 1984, pg. 42.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Araucaria
Species: heterophylla
Common names: Norfolk Island pine,
Height: 37.60m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 588 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 187.2 cm
Crown Spread A: 21.00m
Crown Spread B: 21.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 21.00m
Actual Planting Date: Feb 1861
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 163 years
Tree Health Description: The tree looks to be in good health for an old tree (Oct 2012).
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 372
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
18 Oct 2012 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -36.847162040012435 / 174.82980340719223
Location Name: Mission Bay Reserve
Address: Tamaki Drive
Suburb: Mission Bay
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: Near the stonehouse and beside a busy children's playground.
Public Accessibility: Trust Administered Park/Garden
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 18 Oct 2012
Brad Cadwallader 18 Oct 2012
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