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Tree Information x

Identifier: WCR/1577
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker P.A. & Barker, K. P.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
Another very large matai not far from three other matai of note. This tree is 50 m from a massive rimu (see WCR/1576). The height measurement is a minimum measure. The two trees have huge crowns and have grown together for many centuries. Measured by Phil Barker after viewing satellite images. A third large podocarp, a kahikatea, forms a triangle with this matai and a large rimu. This tree is 43 m + with a 4.4 m girth (Barker P.A. & Barker, K. P., 2019).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Prumnopitys
Species: taxifolia
Common names: mataī, black pine
Height: 28.50m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: Tree could well be taller. Due to dense bush making height difficult to measure. This is the minimum height a previous measure was at 34 m.
Girth: 600 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Straight trunk that does not taper for over 8.0 m
Diameter: 191 cm
Crown Spread A: 24.80m
Crown Spread B: 25.30m
Avg. Crown Spread: 25.05m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Very healthy. An impressive sight. Appears more massive in upper branches than the nearby massive Rimu.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 350
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


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


Lat/Long: -42.872262616099796 / 171.17354902198178
Location Name:
Address: Dorothy Falls Road
Suburb: Lake Kaniere
City/Town: Hokitika
Region: West Coast
Location Description: Dorothy Falls Road, Kaniere lodge
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Westland District Council


Preview Credit Date
Phil Barker 29 Feb 2020
Phil Barker 29 Feb 2020
Phil Barker 31 Oct 2019
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