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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/1546
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: RNZIH - Auckland Branch
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
The second of two very impressive specimens in the park (also see tree record AR/1545). Said of the trees, that they were "Planted, probably in the 1870's when Albert Park was created, the progeny of the first cork oaks planted in Auckland by the surgeon-explorer-botanist, Dr Sinclair." The trees were also included as No. 24 in Dr. L.H. Millener's list of Historic Trees of Auckland.
Reference: Burstall S.W. NZFRI Forest Mensuration Report No.16. 1973; p.46.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Quercus
Species: suber
Common names: cork oak,
Height: 14.00m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 432 cm
Girth measurement height: 1 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 137.5 cm
Crown Spread A: 24.00m
Crown Spread B: 22.50m
Avg. Crown Spread: 23.25m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: c1880
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 144 years
Tree Health Description: In good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 235
Local Protection Status: Unknown
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
21 Jun 2019 Cadwallader, B.G. & Hill, R.N.


Lat/Long: -36.84946378499844 / 174.76843032565614
Location Name: Albert Park
Address: Princes Street
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: Located down-slope a short distance of the end of Bowen Lane - above the path.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 02 May 2017
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