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Tree Information x

Identifier: WRR/G1235
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Beetham, R. E.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
Brancepeth was founded in 1856 when the brothers William and George Beetham walked around the coast from Wellington and took up the lease of a 10,000 acre block of land. Later joined by two other brothers Richmond and Hugh the 4 of them developed the property into a very big business farming some 76,000 acres (31,000 ha's). The family having come from England they tried to build a "little England" here in the Wairarapa with the planting of various oaks and elms they had brought with them, the addition of weeping willow picked up in Elba on the journey and a number of conifers that were added. These trees are now of giant proportions as they are 150 years old and are very impressive in the garden/park. Three trees are tendered by arborists on a bi-annual basis and the tree health is generally very good (Beetham. R.E. 2014)

Group Details

Group Type: Mixed species
Feature Tree Genus: Eucalyptus
Feature Tree Species: viminalis
Feature Tree Common Names: Manna gum, ribbon gum, white gum
Additional Feature Tree Genus: Araucaria
Additional Feature Tree Common names: Bunya Bunya, Bunya pine
Additional Feature Tree Species: bidwillii
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: c 1860
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 164 years
Tree Health Description: The Gum has some die-back on one limb but the Bunya Bunya is in very good health.
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 15
Area Covered: (none)
Group of Tree Type: Amenity Planting


Date Observer Action
14 Oct 2014 Beetham, R. E.


Lat/Long: -41.04701049685774 / 175.82866400495607
Location Name: Brancepeth
Address: 1530 Stronvar Rd
Suburb: Wainuioru
City/Town: Masterton
Region: Wairarapa
Location Description: 25 km's east of Masterton.
Public Accessibility: Rural-Residential
Local Authority: Masterton District Council


Preview Credit Date
Edward Beetham 14 Oct 2014
Edward Beetham 14 Oct 2014
Edward Beetham 11 Jun 2013
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