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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/1358
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M.J.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
A large macrocarpa, highlighted as one of Cornwall Park's feature trees on its tree trail. Located near the cricket ground, it currently hosts a epiphytic Ficus (probably F. macrophylla) that may result in a impressive pseudo-trunk if left for many decades.

Robert Van Pelt noted a larger, multi-stemmed macrocarpa at the park, but that may be the large macrocarpa set on fire and subsequently removed in 2011, leaving a large stump between the information centre and the summit of Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill.

See Cornwall Park Tree Trail, accessed 2016.

(Smillie, 2016)

Single Tree Details

Genus: Cupressus
Species: macrocarpa
Common names: macrocarpa, Monterey cypress
Height: 21.20m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 1040 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 331 cm
Crown Spread A: 25.20m
Crown Spread B: 23.20m
Avg. Crown Spread: 24.20m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1880
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 144 years
Tree Health Description: Typical for large old macrocarpa.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Typical low branching (at ~2 m) single stem form of the species
Champion Tree Score: 499
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
10 Feb 2016 Smillie, M.J.
01 Jan 1969 Burstall, S. W.


Lat/Long: -36.89546652632707 / 174.7850091132584
Location Name: Cornwall Park
Address: Greenlane Rd
Suburb: Epsom
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: On the path to the cricket ground from the roundabout car park at the end of Pohutukawa Drive
Public Accessibility: Trust Administered Park/Garden
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 10 Feb 2016
Matt Smillie 10 Feb 2016
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