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Tree Information x

Identifier: NR/1126
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree – National interest
General Notes:
Christ Church is considered the oldest existing church in New Zealand today, and possibly the oldest building still used for its original purpose. According to official records, the first service was held on the 3rd January 1836. This tree was planted by the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable David Lange, to mark the church's 150th anniversary (Cadwallader 2013).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Vitex
Species: lucens
Common names: puriri,
Height: 6.50m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 147 cm
Girth measurement height: 0.7 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 46.8 cm
Crown Spread A: 11.10m
Crown Spread B: 9.20m
Avg. Crown Spread: 10.15m
Actual Planting Date: Jan 1986
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 38 years
Tree Health Description: In good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 88
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
18 Dec 2021 Barker, K. P. & Brochner, O.H.L.
23 Mar 2010 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -35.26343922002713 / 174.1232827303279
Location Name:
Address: 1-3 Church Street
City/Town: Russell
Region: Northland
Location Description: Located on the southern side of the cemetary
Public Accessibility: Church-Cemetery
Local Authority: Far North District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 23 Mar 2010
Brad Cadwallader 23 Mar 2010
Christ Church Archives 03 Jan 1986
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