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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1424
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M.J.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
A well-known feature tree in Montgomery Park Scenic Reserve, a remnant of the plentiful mixed broadleaf/podocarp forest that used to cloak Bank's Peninsula (Smillie, M.J. 2017).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara
Common names: tōtara,
Height: 22.00m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: Straight shot to highest visible top, in rapidly fading light.
Girth: 817 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Taken at mid-height
Diameter: 260.1 cm
Crown Spread A: 20.00m
Crown Spread B: 20.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 20.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Typical of large old totara.
Tree Form Type: Multi-trunk
Number of Trunks: 2
Tree Form Comments: Large root flare and girth accentuated by bifurcation at ground level.
Champion Tree Score: 0
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
20 Aug 2017 Smillie, M.J. & J.L.G.


Lat/Long: -43.74598913256011 / 172.87012441760248
Location Name: Montgomery Park Scenic Reserve
Address: Summit Road
City/Town: Akaroa
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: Near the summit of the Christchurch to Akaroa road. About 5 mins walk up from the small parking area on the side of the Road
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Environment Canterbury


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 20 Jul 2017
Matt Smillie 20 Jul 2017
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