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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/1151
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: VanWijngaarden, R.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

This is a large and old sweet Michelia growing in the northern section of the Mappin Lawn at Government House. In near full flower, August was definitely a good time to measure this tree. It is the largest one I have seen in Auckland. Please see record AR/G1141 for expanded notes about the history of the site. (VanWijngaarden, R. 2013)

Single Tree Details

Genus: Michelia
Species: doltsopa
Common names: evergreen magnolia,
Height: 17.50m
Height measurement method: Clinometer
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 378 cm
Girth measurement height: 0.4 m
Girth Comments: This girth measurement was taken below the swollen portion of the trunk where the tree branches.
Diameter: 120.3 cm
Crown Spread A: 19.00m
Crown Spread B: 16.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 17.50m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: circa 1950
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 74 years
Tree Health Description: This tree appears to be in good general health.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 221
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
21 Aug 2013 VanWijngaarden, R.


Lat/Long: -36.87486604214465 / 174.76937055587768
Location Name: Government House, Auckland
Address: 14 Glenfell Place
Suburb: Mt. Eden
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: This tree can be found north of the Mappin Lawn. It grows amongst other flowering trees, shrubs and NZ natives.
Public Accessibility: Private-Garden
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Russell VanWijngaarden 14 Sep 2013
Russell VanWijngaarden 21 Aug 2013
Russell VanWijngaarden 21 Aug 2013
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