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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/G1062
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Sale, P.O.
Registration Category: Historic tree – National interest
General Notes:

The Elms is the first European settlement site in the Bay of Plenty where in 1838 the Reverend A.N. Brown (later Archdeacon Brown), his wife Charlotte and their children Marsh and Celia, establishing a permanent residence on this site. Originally the Church Missionary Society purchased 12.5 hectares at Te Papa in 1838 and expanded with a further 240 hectares in 1839. Several significant trees are present at this historic site including a Bunya pine BPR/1061 and English oak BPR/1060 (Sale, P.O. 2013).

Go to The Elms Website for more information.
Also see The New Zealand Historic Places Trust Register listing No. 30

Group Details

Group Type: Mixed species
Feature Tree Genus: Araucaria
Feature Tree Species: bidwillii
Feature Tree Common Names: Bunya Bunya, Bunya pine
Additional Feature Tree Genus: Quercus
Additional Feature Tree Common names: English oak, common oak, oak
Additional Feature Tree Species: robur
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: c1835
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 189 years
Tree Health Description: (none)
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 40
Area Covered: 1.1 ha
Group of Tree Type: Amenity Planting


Date Observer Action
02 Jan 2013 Sale, P.O.


Lat/Long: -37.676696237000655 / 176.1678957939148
Location Name: The Elms Mission House
Address: 15 Mission Street
City/Town: Tauranga
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: The Elms is about 10 minutes stroll from the Tauranga city centre I-site office, past the historic Monmouth Redoubt. Buses run from the port at Mount Maunganui to the city centre
Public Accessibility: Trust Administered Park/Garden
Local Authority: Tauranga City Council


Preview Credit Date
The Elms Archives 03 Jan 2013
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