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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/1369
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M.J.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
The current national champion for the species in New Zealand, combining girth, height and average canopy spread (NZNTT 2016).

Located within a grouping of magnificent conifers in the middle of Yatton Park, this hoop pine is the tallest known in New Zealand [Smillie, M.J. 2016].

Single Tree Details

Genus: Araucaria
Species: cunninghamii
Common names: hoop pine, Moreton Bay pine
Height: 43.80m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 361 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 114.9 cm
Crown Spread A: 15.50m
Crown Spread B: 13.50m
Avg. Crown Spread: 14.50m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1880
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 144 years
Tree Health Description: (none)
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 298
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
18 Apr 2016 Smillie, M.J.


Lat/Long: -37.725353368884214 / 176.14706008671646
Location Name: Yatton Park
Address: Fraser St
Suburb: Parkvale
City/Town: Tauranga
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: In the middle of Yatton park in a grouping of exceptionally tall trees.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Tauranga City Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 18 Apr 2016
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