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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/1325
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M.J.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
This large matai on the the northern loop track at Opepe Bush Historic and Scenic Reserve is one of the largest known by diameter. A similar sized tree is nearby, along the track (Smillie, M.J., 2015).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Prumnopitys
Species: taxifolia
Common names: mataī, black pine
Height: 27.30m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: Shot to tallest visible top through heavy undergrowth
Girth: 610 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Girth measurement above a large bulging buttress.
Diameter: 194.2 cm
Crown Spread A: 10.00m
Crown Spread B: 12.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 11.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Some rot in base, not un-typical of a matai of this size (and age)
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 339
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


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


Lat/Long: -38.762422858403866 / 176.2151885616729
Location Name: Opepe Bush
Address: SH5
Suburb: Maunganamu
City/Town: Taupo
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: Near the midway point on the northern loop track.
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Taupo District Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 07 Jun 2015
Matt Smillie 07 Jun 2015
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