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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/1067
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Sale, P.O.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

This Australian red cedar is located in the grounds of The Elms Mission House at 15 Mission Street on the northern point of the Te Papa Peninsula, Tauranga.

Formerly labeled as a Japanese walnut, a sample was sent to the SCION Herbarium in 2005 and was sunsequently was identified as Toona ciliata. View the herbarium record here - Accession no. NZFRI 25504.

This tree is a more recent addition to the garden planted during Duff Maxwell's occupation of the site, circa 1969.

While this tree is not particularly old or particularly large; it is worthy of note, as it is uncommon in this area being thought to be the only example of the species in Tauranga and the Western Bay Of Plenty area (P.O. Sale 2013).

The property has several historic trees. See group listing BPR/G1062 for more information on the history of the site.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Toona
Species: ciliata
Common names:
Height: 14.38m
Height measurement method: Trimble LaserAce 1000
Height Comments: Measured from the top of the small raised boarder to the top of the tree
Girth: 235 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Measured at 1.4 metres above the top of the small raised boarder around this tree (approx. 200mm above the rest of the lawn area)
Diameter: 74.8 cm
Crown Spread A: 16.20m
Crown Spread B: 16.90m
Avg. Crown Spread: 16.55m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: circa. 1969
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 55 years
Tree Health Description: This tree is in good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: A straight tall trunk with a wide spreading (umbrella shapped) crown.
Champion Tree Score: 153
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


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


Lat/Long: -37.67684377797648 / 176.16807147860527
Location Name: The Elms Mission House
Address: 15 Mission Street
Suburb: Tauranga Central
City/Town: Tauranga
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: On the eastern side of the library lawn (south lawn) to the north west of the library
Public Accessibility: Trust Administered Park/Garden
Local Authority: Tauranga City Council


Preview Credit Date
Philip Sale 26 Jun 2004
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