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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/1145
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: VanWijngaarden, R.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

This is large and somewhat rare double-stemmed specimen of Queensland kauri. It is believed that a lightning strike many years ago caused this tree to develop two leaders. Please see record AR/G1141 for expanded notes about the history of the site. (VanWijngaarden, R. 2013)

Single Tree Details

Genus: Agathis
Species: robusta
Common names: south Queensland kauri, Queensland kauri, tennis ball tree
Height: 27.50m
Height measurement method: Clinometer
Height Comments: This height measurement is an average of two clinometer sightings.
Girth: 657 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 209.1 cm
Crown Spread A: 13.00m
Crown Spread B: 16.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 14.50m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: circa 1900
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 124 years
Tree Health Description: This tree appears to be growing vigorously in this site.
Tree Form Type: Multi-trunk
Number of Trunks: 2
Tree Form Comments: The single trunk splits into two at approximately 4m from ground level. There is included bark between the two stems which may prove to be problematic in the future. There are two cables installed in the crown of the tree, one static and one dynamic.
Champion Tree Score: 0
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
12 Sep 2013 VanWijngaarden, R.


Lat/Long: -36.87557838720312 / 174.76890921592712
Location Name: Government House Auckland
Address: 14 Glenfell Place
Suburb: Mt. Eden
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: This tree may be found on the south side of the Mappin Lawn, across the driveway. The driveway is about 1.5m from the trunk of the tree.
Public Accessibility: Private-Garden
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Russell VanWijngaarden 04 Sep 2013
Russell VanWijngaarden 21 Aug 2013
Russell VanWijngaarden 21 Aug 2013
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