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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/G1484
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Barton, S. G.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
Group of 6 x pōhutukawa and 3 x tōtara planted at the summit of Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill to replace the single radiata pine that was removed on 26 October 2000. They were planted by Ngati Whatua, Marutuahu and Waiohua representives, Christine Fletcher, Mayor Len Brown, Ted Wilson, Karen Wilson, Simon R and a student on 11 June 2016 at a public planting attended by 100's of people.
As at June 2018 the pōhutukawa range from 2.34 - 2.71m high and the tōtara 1.60 - 2.17m high.
An enclosure consisting of a steel barrier with wind break cloth attached is erected around the planting with a ring of Olearia lineata planted inside that as shelter to the trees. Kiekie have been planted as a groundcover within the enclosure.
The intention is that only one pōhutukawa or tōtara tree will eventually be growing on the summit.
The pōhutukawa were propagated from cuttings from a seedling that was growing on the bark of the pine and from cuttings and seed from a pōhutukawa tree just below the summit on the north western side and the tōtara were growing from cuttings taken from a tōtara near One Tree Hill domain that was obviously pre-European.

[Barton, S. G., 2018]

Group Details

Group Type: Mixed species
Feature Tree Genus: Metrosideros
Feature Tree Species: excelsa
Feature Tree Common Names: pohutukawa,
Additional Feature Tree Genus: Podocarpus
Additional Feature Tree Common names: totara,
Additional Feature Tree Species: totara
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: Jun 2016
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 2 years
Tree Health Description: All trees are in good health.
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 9
Area Covered: 28m2
Group of Tree Type: not specified

Observations

Date Observer Action
24 Jul 2018 Barton, S. G.

Location

Lat/Long: -36.899868960255816 / 174.78326452096633
Location Name: One Tree Hill Domain
Address: 670 Manukau road
Suburb: Epsom
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: At the very top of the summit beside the Obelisk.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Auckland Council

Images

Preview Credit Date
Stuart Barton 29 May 2018
Stuart Barton 11 Jun 2016
Stuart Barton 11 Jun 2016
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