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Tree Information x

Identifier: NNR/G1091
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

This reserve, originally known as 'Milton's Acre', was renamed Anzac Park by the City Council in December 1915 (Colonist, 1915). Phoenix palms were known to exist in Nelson around 1903 and were locally referred to as 'Monte Carlo palms' as this is where the original seed stock is reported to have come from (Nelson Evening Mail, 1903). The 20 older specimens in the park were planted in 1914 and were gifted by Melrose House owner, Percy Adams (Colonist, 1914). Whilst not strictly a commemorative planting, the established palms now form an appropriate honour guard for those represented on the cenotaph in the centre of the park (Cadwallader, 2013).

1) Papers Past. Colonist, Volume LVII, Issue 13961, 15 December 1915, Page 1. MILTON'S ACRE RENAMED
2) Papers Past. Nelson Evening Mail THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1903, Seed from Monte Carlo.
3) Papers Past. Colonist, Volume LVI, Issue 13572, 12 September 1914, Page 2. Gift of palms by Percy Adams.

Group Details

Group Type: Single species
Feature Tree Genus: Phoenix
Feature Tree Species: canariensis
Feature Tree Common Names: Canary Island date palm, phoenix palm
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: Sep 1914
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 110 years
Tree Health Description: In good health although fusarium wilt was suspected several years ago.
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 20
Area Covered: (none)
Group of Tree Type: Avenue


Date Observer Action
10 Jun 2013 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -41.27113606609941 / 173.28006327152252
Location Name: ANZAC Park
Address: Cnr Halifax & Rutherford Streets
City/Town: Nelson
Region: Nelson
Location Description: Difficult to miss in the park
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Nelson City Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 10 Jun 2013
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