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Tree Information x

Identifier: OR/1254
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Fentiman B. G.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
The significantly largest totara in this small lowland totara forest called Awakiki Bush Scenic Reserve. The tree has multiple cavities but still appears to be be in good health and a habitat for wood pigeons (Fentiman, 2014).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara
Common names: tōtara,
Height: 22.00m
Height measurement method: Climb & Tape Drop
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 760 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 241.9 cm
Crown Spread A: 18.00m
Crown Spread B: 14.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 16.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Multiple large cavities and pockets of decay but still appears to be in reasonably good health overall.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Single trunk with large spreading canopy after 8m
Champion Tree Score: 385
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
19 Nov 2014 Fentiman B. & Del Castillo A. with Otago Polytechnic Arboriculture students


Lat/Long: -46.32402509147153 / 169.70401635044857
Location Name: Awakiki Scenic Bush Reserve
Address: 29 Awakiki Rd
City/Town: Romahapa
Region: Otago
Location Description: This easy going 30-minute loop track can be reached by turning off State Highway 1 onto the Southern Scenic Route at Balclutha. Carry on for 10km and turn right onto Awakiki Road. About 1km down the road is a stile to cross through a farm. Follow the markers leading to the walk through the reserve.
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Clutha District Council


Preview Credit Date
Ben Fentiman 19 Nov 2014
Ben Fentiman 19 Nov 2014
Ben Fentiman 19 Nov 2014
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