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Tree Information x

Identifier: OR/1180
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
An impressive tree located beside a footpath on the town side of Queenstown Gardens. S.W. Burstall records that this tree was pruned to 30 ft (9 m) in 1955. It is currently the NZ national champion (Cadwallader, 2013).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Pinus
Species: ponderosa
Common names: ponderosa pine,
Height: 54.20m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 541 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 172.2 cm
Crown Spread A: 18.00m
Crown Spread B: 18.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 18.00m
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
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Has developed a multiple top.
Champion Tree Score: 406
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
24 Nov 2019 Cadwallader, B.G.
28 Oct 2013 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -45.03469353565591 / 168.6623999965118
Location Name: Queenstown Gardens
Address: Park Street
City/Town: Queenstown
Region: Otago
Location Description: On the western side of the park below the main gate.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Queenstown Lakes District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 28 Oct 2013
Brad Cadwallader 28 Oct 2013
Brad Cadwallader 28 Oct 2013
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