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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1266
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smith, J.E. & Hammer, R.
Registration Category: Notable tree – International interest
General Notes:
A prime feature in front of the cottage. S.W. Burstall remarked of this tree that it was 'one of the finest seen of the species' [1]. See historical notes for Orton Bradley Park on group record CR/G1279 (Smith, JE. 2015).
1) Burstall, S.W. NZFS FRI Forest Mensuration Report no. 22, pg. 22 (unpublished).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Aesculus
Species: hippocastanum
Common names: horse chestnut,
Given Name: Horse Chestnut
Height: 18.40m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 428 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.1 m
Girth Comments: Measured at narrowest point below 1.4m
Diameter: 136.2 cm
Crown Spread A: 21.50m
Crown Spread B: 19.10m
Avg. Crown Spread: 20.30m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: A good healthy tree
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Dividing into two stems at approx 3m. Some end-weight developing on outer limbs.
Champion Tree Score: 246
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
15 Feb 2015 Smith, J.E. & Hammer, J.R.


Lat/Long: -43.65592343297926 / 172.7062328731149
Location Name: Orton Bradley Park
Address: Marine Drive
Suburb: Charteris Bay
City/Town: Lyttelton
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: Is located behind the milking shed in front of the cottage.
Public Accessibility: Trust Administered Park/Garden
Local Authority: Christchurch City Council


Preview Credit Date
Johno Smith 15 Feb 2015
Johno Smith 15 Feb 2015
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