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Tree Information x

Identifier: WKR/1241
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M.J.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
The Rimu Track in Pureora Forest Park loops through both pristine and recovering native forest on the eastern flanks of Mt Pureora. As hinted by the track's name, rimu is the dominant tree emerging through the canopy. Near the northen entrance of the loop track, a grove of stunning trees reach 50 m and more. The tree in this entry was measured at 53.1 m tall. Other trees nearby may be even taller, but ground based measurement is problematic due to the heavy undergrowth. The tallest known rimu is a 53.6 m tree, measured by Bob Van Pelt on a hunter's track elsewhere in Pureora Forest Park (Smillie, 2014).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Dacrydium
Species: cupressinum
Common names: rimu, red pine
Height: 53.10m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: Straight shot through gap in the crown to a high top. 51.4 m measurement plus 1.7 m eye height.
Girth: 583 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 185.6 cm
Crown Spread A: 20.00m
Crown Spread B: 20.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 20.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: The tree is in its prime.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Tall bole exceeding 20 m.
Champion Tree Score: 420
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
17 Oct 2014 Smillie, M.J.


Lat/Long: -38.5643130120468 / 175.71903524244385
Location Name: Rimu Track
Address: Kakaho Road
City/Town: Tihoi
Region: Waikato
Location Description: A few metres in from the northern entrance on Kakaho road, north of the campground. Right next to the track.
Public Accessibility: Forest Park
Local Authority: Taupo District Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 17 Oct 2014
Matt Smillie 17 Oct 2014
Matt Smillie 17 Oct 2014
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