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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/1208
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M.J.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:

The tallest known redwood in the Memorial Grove at Whakarewarewa.

Close to another tall tree in the memorial grove (see BPR/1072), this particular tree, slightly set back from the path, appears shorter than the surrounding trees. However, laser measurements, using the nearby spring's water surface as a reference, revealed a height of 71.4 m, the tallest yet recorded for a tree in the grove (Smillie, M.J. 2014).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Sequoia
Species: sempervirens
Common names: redwood, coast redwood, California redwood
Height: 71.40m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: Height measured using nearby spring's water surface as reference between top and obscured base.
Girth: 510 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Measured mid-slope
Diameter: 162.3 cm
Crown Spread A: 10.30m
Crown Spread B: 10.30m
Avg. Crown Spread: 10.30m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1901
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 123 years
Tree Health Description: In good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 443
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
28 Dec 2013 Smillie, M.J.


Lat/Long: -38.1603709289456 / 176.2712788739716
Location Name: Whakarewarewa Forest
Address: Long Mile Road
Suburb: Whakarewarewa
City/Town: Rotorua
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: On the Memorial Grove track, close to a bench at the south-eastern edge of the spring.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Rotorua District Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 28 Apr 2016
Matt Smillie 28 Apr 2016
Matt Smillie 28 Dec 2013
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