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Tree Information x

Identifier: NNR/1129
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
The tallest of several large London plane trees in the reserve. The tree was incorrectly identified as an Oriental plane in a 1969 survey of notable trees [1] of the district and subsequently included in the book Great Trees of New Zealand [2] as the tallest Oriental plane in the country (Cadwallader, B.G. 2010).

[1] 6 August 1969, A working list of notable and historic Trees of the Nelson District compiled by D.H. Leigh & W.H. Jolliffe

[2] Great Trees of New Zealand, 1984, S.W. Burstall and E.V. Sale, page 264.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Platanus
Species: x hispanica 'Acerifolia'
Common names: London plane,
Height: 37.40m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 698 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 222.2 cm
Crown Spread A: 31.00m
Crown Spread B: 47.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 39.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: In excellent condition.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: A partially suppressed canopy from adjacent trees.
Champion Tree Score: 429
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
01 Dec 2020 Cadwallader, B.G.
08 Sep 2010 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -41.27342814848403 / 173.29579710960388
Location Name: The Botanics Reserve
Address: Hardy Street
Suburb: Nelson East
City/Town: Nelson
Region: Nelson
Location Description: On the northern side of the park near a large Macrocarpa.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Nelson City Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 30 Aug 2013
Brad Cadwallader 30 Aug 2013
Brad Cadwallader 08 Sep 2010
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