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Tree Information x

Identifier: MWR/1217
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M.J.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

Pryce's Rahui Reserve is a bush remnant administered by the Royal Forest and Bird Protection society. The reserve was gifted by E O Pryce in 1941 and subsequently incorporated into Forest and Bird in 1961.

Located on a fluvial terrace of the Rangitikei River, the reserve is dominated by kahikatea, with some rimu and matai emerging over a mixed broadleaf canopy. Near the entrance in an area of regenerating kanuka is a large specimen of kowahi (Smillie, 2014).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Sophora
Species: microphylla
Common names: kōwhai,
Height: 21.00m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: Straight shot up through the canopy
Girth: 230 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 73.2 cm
Crown Spread A: 15.00m
Crown Spread B: 15.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 15.00m
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: Crown is biased to one side.
Champion Tree Score: 172
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
26 Apr 2014 Smillie, M.J.


Lat/Long: -39.98604343209084 / 175.5976699248199
Location Name: Pryce's Rahui Reserve
Address: Putorino Road
City/Town: Rata
Region: Manawatu
Location Description: On the yellow loop trail, near the start in a clockwise direction.
Public Accessibility: Trust Administered Park/Garden
Local Authority: Rangitikei District Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 26 Apr 2014
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