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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/1347
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Waddell, P. J.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

This very large rata was found dead-standing during a 1984 ecological survey in the area. Based on observation it is suspected to have been killed by possum browsing (Waddell, P. J., 2015).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Metrosideros
Species: robusta
Common names: northern rata,
Given Name: Makatiti Giant
Height: 45.00m
Height measurement method: Estimated
Height Comments: based on other large rata in area and scaling from image
Girth: 1470 cm
Girth measurement height: 2.4 m
Girth Comments: Within 30cm of a 15 metre survey tape
Diameter: 467.9 cm
Crown Spread A: 25.00m
Crown Spread B: 25.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 25.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Dead, but form suggested in good health until untimely demise
Tree Form Type: Multi-trunk
Number of Trunks: 10
Tree Form Comments: Typical rata trunk formation
Champion Tree Score: 0
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: No
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
10 Jan 1984 Waddell, P. J. & NZFS Ecologcal survey employee


Lat/Long: -38.1390464689092 / 176.4614506111143
Location Name: Makatiti Dome
Address: Makatiti Road
City/Town: Rotorua
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: Tree is located near an old logging road off Makatiti Rd on top of the Makatiti Dome. NOTE - the map marker is not accurate but the tree is likely within 1.5km of this location.
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Rotorua District Council


Preview Credit Date
Peter Waddell 10 Jan 1984
Peter Waddell 10 Jan 1984
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