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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/G1279
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
The Bradley family became associated with this property in 1859 where it was developed as an early pioneering farm. In 1892 following the death of his father, Orton Bradley, the eldest of 9 children took over the running of the farm.
Orton was passionate about trees and in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century planted 150 species from around the globe. The fine old specimen trees in the vicinity of the former homestead and farm buildings were planted by him.
In 1943 at the age of 86 Orton Bradley died leaving the property in trust. Today Orton Bradley Park is a private farm park run by a body corporate for the enjoyment of all people[1]. (Cadwallader, B.G. 2015).
1) Orton Bradley Park Website. Retrieved February 22, 2015

Group Details

Group Type: Mixed species
Feature Tree Genus: Eucalyptus
Feature Tree Species: spp.
Feature Tree Common Names:
Additional Feature Tree Genus: Pinus
Additional Feature Tree Common names:
Additional Feature Tree Species: spp.
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: c1890
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 134 years
Tree Health Description: An aging population of trees.
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 1000
Area Covered: (none)
Group of Tree Type: Botanical Planting


Date Observer Action
22 Feb 2015 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -43.653245381233845 / 172.70443042896113
Location Name: Orton Bradley Park
Address: Marine Drive
Suburb: Charteris Bay
City/Town: Lyttelton
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: 25km from Christchurch (40min drive)
Public Accessibility: Trust Administered Park/Garden
Local Authority: Christchurch City Council


Preview Credit Date
Orton Bradley Park 23 Feb 2015
Orton Bradley Park 22 Feb 2015
Orton Bradley Park 06 Jul 2005
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