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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1104
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Hoddinott, W.R.
Registration Category: Historic tree – National interest
General Notes:

This tree is one of the oldest on the property where Dame Ngaio Marsh lived her entire life. It is an important tree in the historic context of the garden setting, where Ngaio Marsh wrote and was inspired (Hoddinott, W.R 2013).

Read about Dame Ngaio Marsh on Wikipedia.

Ngaio Marsh House carries a category 1 Historic Places Trust listing (see HPT Register number 3673)

Section 5 of the Conservation Covenant registered on the property in 2000 states:
“Where any tree or shrub on the property is diseased dead or overcrowded so as to require removal and replacement, the Owner will not undertake such removal or replacement without the prior written consent of the Council.
Ref: Trust Deed of the Ngaio Marsh House and Heritage Trust.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Morus
Common names:
Given Name: Mulberry
Height: 5.00m
Height measurement method: Estimated
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 94 cm
Girth measurement height: 1 m
Girth Comments: Estimated
Diameter: 29.9 cm
Crown Spread A: 10.00m
Crown Spread B: 10.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 10.00m
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, but on a significant lean.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 62
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
08 May 2013 Hoddinott, W.R.


Lat/Long: -43.571860423299896 / 172.626640945673
Location Name: Dame Ngaio Marsh Garden
Address: 37 Valley Road
Suburb: Cashmere
City/Town: Christchurch
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: To the left of the first set of steps in the terraced garden, in front of the house
Public Accessibility: Trust Administered Park/Garden
Local Authority: Christchurch City Council


Preview Credit Date
Wendy Hoddinott 05 Nov 2012
Wendy Hoddinott 05 Nov 2012
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