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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1380
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree – International interest
General Notes:
A very large sprawling tree for this cultivated elm. This and another tree of similar size at 1 Lincoln Road, Christchurch are considered to be the largest known trees of the species in the world (Cadwallader, B.G., 2016).
Ref: Peter Bourne, Ulmus spp. specialist,Brighton UK pers.comm. email 15.7.16

Single Tree Details

Genus: Ulmus
Species: 'Louis van Houtte'
Common names:
Height: 27.70m
Height measurement method: Clinometer
Height Comments: Note: Previous height by Nikon Forestry 550 was 20.6m
Girth: 562.9 cm
Girth measurement height: 0.6 m
Girth Comments: Low branching
Diameter: 179.2 cm
Crown Spread A: 36.10m
Crown Spread B: 26.10m
Avg. Crown Spread: 31.10m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Crown is approx. 60% epicormic growth. Appears in reasonable health.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Some recent branch failures over the pathway. The lowest left hand limb is now propped. There is some reversion in the upper canopy
Champion Tree Score: 338
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
10 Mar 2023 Cornelius, M.
28 Nov 2012 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -43.531089037503534 / 172.62173791318355
Location Name: Christchurch Botanic Garden
Address: Rolleston Avenue
City/Town: Christchurch
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: A short distance from the Peace Bell
Public Accessibility: Botanic Garden
Local Authority: Christchurch City Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Cornelius 10 Mar 2023
Matt Cornelius 10 Mar 2023
Brad Cadwallader 28 Nov 2012
Wouter Hagens 16 Nov 2000
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