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Tree Information x

Identifier: WKR/1326
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M.J.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
An initially unexceptional skinny tree visible from the Totara Loop Track at Pureora Forest HQ, this matai is the tallest known as of 2015 (Smillie 2015).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Prumnopitys
Species: taxifolia
Common names: mataī, black pine
Height: 37.30m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: Used large branch at ~ 25 m as a reference between base and top measurements.
Girth: 314 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Visual estimate of girth
Diameter: 99.9 cm
Crown Spread A: 10.00m
Crown Spread B: 10.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 10.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: A few small to medium sized branches at the base suggest that loss of adjacent cover has affected the tree.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Tall skinny bole, with small branches at 20 m.
Champion Tree Score: 254
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


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


Lat/Long: -38.514297345825184 / 175.5582850917633
Location Name: Totara Loop Walk
Address: Pureora Forest Field Base Barryville Road
Suburb: Pureora
City/Town: Benneydale
Region: Waikato
Location Description: A minute or two along the left hand direction from the track entrance.
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Waitomo District Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 26 Dec 2013
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