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Tree Information x

Identifier: MWR/1554
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Rees, J.R.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
Quite a striking tree with a very elegant form and very rare in NZ. The tree is likely to have originated from Eastwoodhill where there are several trees of the species [1]. The tree was growing out of a concrete pipe surround which has been replaced and retained with timber seating (Rees, J.R., 2019).

[1] International Oak Society, 'Rare Mexican Oak Pops Up in Palmerston North' Roderick Cameron | June 15, 2019.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Quercus
Species: acutifolia
Common names:
Height: 16.60m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: Defoliated tips, possibly related to season (late winter)
Girth: 160.5 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: measured at 1.4 from grade (in raised planter)
Diameter: 51.1 cm
Crown Spread A: 14.60m
Crown Spread B: 12.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 13.30m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Generally a full crown of even canopy except the very top which has sparse, possibly dead tips
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Quite good form
Champion Tree Score: 129
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
21 Aug 2019 Rees, J.R.


Lat/Long: -40.38421792983316 / 175.61830469339293
Location Name: Massey University
Address: Tiritea Road, Palmerston north
City/Town: Palmerston North
Region: Manawatu
Location Description: Located at the very end on Tiritea Road on the left
Public Accessibility: School/University
Local Authority: (not specified)


Preview Credit Date
Jason Rees 19 Aug 2019
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