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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/1331
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M.J.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
One of two large matai on the northern loop track at Ohepe Bush Historic and Scenic Reserve. See BPR/1325 for the other matai and detail on the reserve.

[Smillie, 2015]

Single Tree Details

Genus: Prumnopitys
Species: taxifolia
Common names: mataī, black pine
Height: 22.40m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: Obscured shot to highest visible top from further along the track
Girth: 631 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.5 m
Girth Comments: Taken at 1.5 m to avoid a large burl, but the girth is influenced by a number of smaller burls at that height.
Diameter: 200.9 cm
Crown Spread A: 12.00m
Crown Spread B: 12.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 12.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Typical large matai, with a significant hollow in the base
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 332
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
22 Jul 2015 Smillie, M.J.


Lat/Long: -38.76336818714986 / 176.21631508945916
Location Name: Opepe Bush
Address: SH5
Suburb: Maunganamu
City/Town: Taupo
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: Closer to the track entrance when heading anti-clockwise, around 10 minutes walk in.
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Taupo District Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 21 Jul 2015
Matt Smillie 21 Jul 2015
Matt Smillie 21 Jul 2015
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