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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1071
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree – International interest
General Notes:

A huge cultivated tree for this species. In China, trees this size are reported to be 400-500 years old. They typically produce 'knees' like Taxodium sp. but in this instance lawn mowing activity is preventing them from forming. There is a another slightly smaller specimen nearby (Cadwallader, B.G. 2013).
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Single Tree Details

Genus: Glyptostrobus
Species: pensilis
Common names: Chinese swamp cypress, water pine, shui song
Height: 25.20m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 321 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 102.2 cm
Crown Spread A: 13.80m
Crown Spread B: 10.80m
Avg. Crown Spread: 12.30m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: In good health however considerable mechanical wounding to base (Nov 2012).
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: A fine single stemmed tree.
Champion Tree Score: 219
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


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


Lat/Long: -43.52744088431167 / 172.6194714009773
Location Name: Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Address: Hagley Park
City/Town: Christchurch
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: Located at the very northern end of the botanic garden beside the Avon River.
Public Accessibility: Botanic Garden
Local Authority: Christchurch City Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 26 Nov 2012
Brad Cadwallader 26 Nov 2012
Brad Cadwallader 26 Nov 2012
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