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Tree Information x

Identifier: MWR/G1052
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree – National interest
General Notes:
Westoe was originally built for Sir William Fox (1812 -1893). Fox, and his wife Sarah who arrived to settle in New Zealand in 1842. Westoe was named after the village in north east England where Fox was born.

The four hectare garden was started by Fox at the time the homestead was built in 1874. Some of the original plantings - an Atlantic cedar MWR/1041, stone pine MWR/1042 and Norfolk Island pine MWR/1043 are magnificent specimen trees today. Since 1885 three generations of the Howard family, each with a special interest in unusual plants, have developed the garden.

Read more about Westoe at the Historic Places Trust
More about the life of Sir William Fox can be found on Wikipedia
The garden is open to the public by appointment. See details at the
New Zealand Gardens Trust

Group Details

Group Type: Mixed species
Feature Tree Genus: Cedrus
Feature Tree Species: atlantica
Feature Tree Common Names: Atlantic cedar, Atlas cedar
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QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: c1874
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 145 years
Tree Health Description: (none)
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 100
Area Covered: 5 ha
Group of Tree Type: Amenity Planting

Observations

Date Observer Action
16 Dec 2012 Cadwallader, B.G.

Location

Lat/Long: -40.1115218 / 175.4310335
Location Name: Westoe
Address: 129 Kakariki Road
Suburb: Greatford
City/Town: Marton
Region: Manawatu
Location Description: Westoe is situated on a small terrace above the Rangitikei river, just off State Highway 1, eight kilometres north of Bulls.
Public Accessibility: Private-Garden
Local Authority: Rangitikei District Council

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