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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1074
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree - International interest
General Notes:

This low branching tree attracts many children to play beneath it. The tree was planted on April the 25th 1869 by Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria.
Prince Alfred was the first member of the Royal Family to visit New Zealand, which, if a little luck had not intervened twelve months earlier the visit would not have occurred and this fine tree would not have been planted.
Read about what happened in Sydney, Australia on the 12th of March 1868 on Wikipedia (Cadwallader, B.G. 2013).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Sequoiadendron
Species: giganteum
Common names: giant sequoia, giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Wellingtonia
Height: 32.00m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 1040 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 331 cm
Crown Spread A: 26.40m
Crown Spread B: 27.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 26.70m
Actual Planting Date: Apr 1869
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 155 years
Tree Health Description: In good health (2013)
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: A low branching tree with several limbs resting on the ground.
Champion Tree Score: 536
Local Protection Status: Unknown
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


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


Lat/Long: -43.531930106120186 / 172.62661814689636
Location Name: Christchurch Botanic Garden
Address: Rolleston Avenue
City/Town: Christchurch
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: On the western side of Armstrong Lawn.
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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