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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1267
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Hammer, J.R.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
An impressive tree located in the Orton Bradley Park arboretum. It is locally known as one of the largest trees in New Zealand however the tree is a multi-stemmed specimen (Hammer, J.R. 2015)

Single Tree Details

Genus: Cupressus
Species: macrocarpa
Common names: macrocarpa, Monterey cypress
Given Name: The Big Tree
Height: 24.20m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 1460 cm
Girth measurement height: 0.5 m
Girth Comments: On gentle slope taken at narrowest point
Diameter: 464.7 cm
Crown Spread A: 39.40m
Crown Spread B: 30.80m
Avg. Crown Spread: 35.10m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1880
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 144 years
Tree Health Description: Good
Tree Form Type: Fusion
Number of Trunks: 3
Tree Form Comments: Squat tree with wide spread
Champion Tree Score: 0
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
15 Feb 2015 Hammer, J.R., Smith, J.E., Harris, T. & Bucanan, M.


Lat/Long: -43.651467709941514 / 172.71052440744165
Location Name: Orton Bradley Park
Address: Andersons Road
Suburb: Lyttelton
City/Town: Christchurch
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: Under redwood plantation by creek and a short walk from the road.
Public Accessibility: Trust Administered Park/Garden
Local Authority: Christchurch City Council


Preview Credit Date
Johno Smith 15 Feb 2015
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