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Tree Information x

Identifier: WKR/1227
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M.J.
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
Number 26 in Burstall & Sale's "Great Trees of New Zealand", this impressive Sydney Blue Gum is visible from SH1 just north of Cambridge (Smillie, 2014).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: saligna
Common names: saligna, Sydney blue gum
Height: 52.10m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: Highest measurement on bare branch. Highest live foliage at ~ 51 m
Girth: 910 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Girth estimated from apparant diameter measured using image analysis.
Diameter: 289.7 cm
Crown Spread A: 25.00m
Crown Spread B: 25.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 25.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1870
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 154 years
Tree Health Description: Okay appearance, foliage is noticeably sparser compared to photograph in Burstall and Sale.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: First branch at 18 m.
Champion Tree Score: 550
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
06 Aug 2014 Smillie, M.J.


Lat/Long: -37.87317880731663 / 175.4121081000951
Location Name: Bluegum Lodge
Address: 364 Racecourse Road
Suburb: Tamahere
City/Town: Cambridge
Region: Waikato
Location Description: On private farmland, but visible at SH1 end of Racecourse Road
Public Accessibility: Farmland
Local Authority: Waikato District Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 06 Aug 2014
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