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Tree Information x

Identifier: MWR/G1094
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Judd, D.A.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

Remnant native tree groups within the city limits are rare things in the Manawatu. As a collection of trees this group is certainly worthy of recognition. Comprising no less that forty native species of tree, shrub and fern. The site comprises seven hectares enclosed within a fence and three hectares still existing in pasture outside the main group and yet to be fenced.
The property was purchased by John. P. Manderson in 1962, the previous owner was Bill Sutherland. The group was fenced in 1970 by John Manderson, prior to that it was a "Kill paddock" where cattle and sheep roamed to provide meat for the homestead (John Manderson interview 04.03.2103).
The main dominant tree species comprise of kahikatea, titoki, totara, tawa, matai, maire and pukatea
The key element to be listed within the group comprises 7 mature kahikatea (Judd, D.A. 2013).

Group Details

Group Type: Mixed species
Feature Tree Genus: Dacrycarpus
Feature Tree Species: dacrydioides
Feature Tree Common Names: kahikatea, white pine
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QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Good all round conditon, however those trees outside the protection of the fence line are showing advanced signs of decline.
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 100
Area Covered: 10 Hectares
Group of Tree Type: Bush Remnant


Date Observer Action
07 Apr 2013 Judd, D.A.


Lat/Long: -40.35292180447436 / 175.57053565979004
Location Name:
Address: Tank number 45536 Gillespies Line
Suburb: Cloverlea
City/Town: Palmerston North
Region: Manawatu
Location Description: Drive up Gillespies line heading West. As you exit the city limit the farm entrance is immediately located on your left
Public Accessibility: Private Bush
Local Authority: Palmerston North City Council


Preview Credit Date
Darryl Judd 04 Mar 2013
Darryl Judd 04 Mar 2013
Darryl Judd 04 Mar 2013
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