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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/1324
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M.J.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
Opepe Bush Scenic and Historic Reserve is bisected by SH5 between Naiper and Taupo. Known for an attack by Te Kooti's forces in 1869 on a Bay of Plenty Volunteer Cavalry encampment, and subsequent building of a Armed Constabulary stockade, a remnant of the surrounding forest remains on the northern side of the reserve. With many large rimu, matai and a handful of totara, a large rimu is a highlight of the northern bush loop walk (Smillie 2015).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Dacrydium
Species: cupressinum
Common names: rimu, red pine
Height: 29.50m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: Shot to highest of the visible tops in a large crown.
Girth: 660 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Dbh measured from high ground at back of tree.
Diameter: 210.1 cm
Crown Spread A: 24.00m
Crown Spread B: 22.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 23.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: In fine health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: A flangy short boled trunk branches into a huge crown.
Champion Tree Score: 375
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
07 Jun 2015 Smillie, M.J.


Lat/Long: -38.764755094399824 / 176.2177090346711
Location Name: Opepe Bush Scenic and Historic Reserve
Address: SH5
Suburb: Maunganamu
City/Town: Taupo
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: On the northern loop bush track, closer on the right hand direction from the track entrance.
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Taupo District Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 07 Jun 2015
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