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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/1322
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: RNZIH - Auckland Branch
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
One of the trees in the WWII Memorial Drive avenue planting of Norfolk Island pines. This one commemorates the life of Gregory Cullen P/K61213. Cullen was a Petty Officer Stoker with the Royal Navy and last served on HMNZS Leander. He died, aged 39, on the 13 July, 1943[1] off the Kula Gulf in the Solomon Islands when Leander engaged with Japanese forces[2] during The Battle of Kolombangara. For more information on the establishment of Memorial Drive see record AR/G1320 (Cadwallader, B.G. 2015).
1) Auckland Memorial Museum, Online Cenotaph Gregory Cullen. Retrieved May 27, 2015
2) New Zealand Culture & Heritage, HMNZS Leander Pacific Attack. Retrieved May 27, 2015

Keywords: ANZAC, WWII, World War Two

Single Tree Details

Genus: Araucaria
Species: heterophylla
Common names: Norfolk Island pine,
Height: 34.60m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 389 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 123.8 cm
Crown Spread A: 14.00m
Crown Spread B: 20.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 17.00m
Actual Planting Date: Apr 1952
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 72 years
Tree Health Description: In good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 281
Local Protection Status: Unknown
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
21 May 2015 RNZIH - Auckland Branch


Lat/Long: -36.819496417537025 / 174.7958951728997
Location Name: Memorial Drive
Address: Lake Road
Suburb: Devonport
City/Town: North Shore
Region: Auckland
Location Description: The 8th tree from the southern end
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader (RNZIH) 21 May 2015
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