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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1387
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree – National interest
General Notes:
This elm sits proudly beside 'Merivale Manor' (formerly 'Te Wepu') which was first built in 1882 as the home of prominent businessman Henry Richard Webb (1829-1901). Webb was a member of the Provincial Council (1869-75) and Member of Parliament for Lyttelton (1873-75). Among his many interests he studied botany, and was a member of the Christchurch Horticultural Society, including its chairman.
It is common to find trees of this cultivar in the grounds of old homesteads like this around Christchurch, as they were popular with the early settlers, although this is one of the larger trees in the city (Cadwallader, 2016).
Reference: Historical notes Merivale Manor

Single Tree Details

Genus: Ulmus
Species: glabra 'Camperdownii'
Common names: Camperdown elm,
Height: 10.50m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 284 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 90.4 cm
Crown Spread A: 13.80m
Crown Spread B: 10.50m
Avg. Crown Spread: 12.15m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: c1882
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 142 years
Tree Health Description: In very good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 156
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
17 Nov 2016 Cadwallader, B.G. & Hammer, J.R.


Lat/Long: -43.51497594057321 / 172.6243963969589
Location Name:
Address: 122 Papanui Road
City/Town: Christchurch
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: Immediately to the left of the manor house
Public Accessibility: Commercial
Local Authority: Christchurch City Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 17 Nov 2016
Merivale Manor 15 Feb 2014
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