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Tree Information x

Identifier: WCR/1576
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P. & Barker, P.A.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
Found by P.A. Barker after K.P Barker suggested that this tree and another nearby could be notable in terms of their size. A very large West Coast rimu located in deep bush not far from Kanieri lodge, Lake Kanieri. 50 m away is a huge matai. Both trees are of similar size. They have grown side by side for a number of centuries. The height is a minimum, the tree could be a few metres higher as could the matai due to the difficulty sighting the top in the bush environment. The other crown in a triangle is a 4.4 m girth kahikatea over 43 m tall (Barker, K. P. & Barker, P.A., 2019).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Dacrydium
Species: cupressinum
Common names: rimu, red pine
Given Name: Rimu
Height: 31.50m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: Could well be taller. Dense bush.
Girth: 603 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Impressive trunk for well over 10 m.
Diameter: 191.9 cm
Crown Spread A: 25.00m
Crown Spread B: 25.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 25.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: Circa.1300 A.D (estimate)
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 724 years
Tree Health Description: Very healthy.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Impressive straight trunk.
Champion Tree Score: 361
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
31 Oct 2019 Barker, K. P.


Lat/Long: -42.87198741512869 / 171.17310913970334
Location Name: Lake Kaniere
Address: Dorothy Falls Road. Lake Kaniere
Suburb: Lake Kaniere
City/Town: Kaniere
Region: West Coast
Location Description: Tree located a few hundred metres south from Kaniere lodge.
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Westland District Council


Preview Credit Date
Phil Barker 31 Oct 2019
Barker P.A. 31 Oct 2019
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