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Tree Information x

Identifier: SR/1209
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Esler, L.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

Very large cabbage tree about 7m girth. It has been suggested that the tree might have been planted as a Maori way point or burial marker (Esler, L. 2014).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Cordyline
Species: australis
Common names: cabbage tree, tī kōuka
Given Name: Barracouta Point Cabbage Tree
Height: 8.00m
Height measurement method: Estimated
Height Comments: Not measured
Girth: 700 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.5 m
Girth Comments: 7m more like 9m on the ground
Diameter: 222.8 cm
Crown Spread A: 4.00m
Crown Spread B: 4.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 4.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: Natural.
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Poor.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: The central core has rotted away leaving a living frame.
Champion Tree Score: 305
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
02 Mar 2014 Esler, L. & Admore, A.


Lat/Long: -46.549744174662784 / 168.24463152617466
Location Name: Barracouta Point
Address: Harper Road
City/Town: Invercargill
Region: Southland
Location Description: Maori Land. A public walking track goes past the tree. Closed for lambing
Public Accessibility: Farmland
Local Authority: Invercargill City Council


Preview Credit Date
Lloyd Esler 02 Mar 2014
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