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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1592
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
A large totara that serves as a long tailed Bat roost in Talbot forest, Geraldine. The tree is, while visible from Tripp Street, is very hard to get to due to thick bush including some nasty blackberries. The trunk unusually broadens up the trunk.
Talbot forest is a remnant of podocarp forest that at one time extended up to Mt Peel. Signage suggests that the tree is 800 years old (Barker, K. P., 2019).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara
Common names: tōtara,
Height: 22.80m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: Batbox 6.0 m up tree helped with height estimation.
Girth: 696 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.2 m
Girth Comments: Measured below a anti possum ring of Aluminium.
Diameter: 221.5 cm
Crown Spread A: 17.00m
Crown Spread B: 16.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 16.50m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Healthy although some damage is evident in crown. Probably snow damage.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Trunk broadens into an oval shape above about 6.0 m.
Champion Tree Score: 362
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
13 Dec 2019 Barker, K. P.


Lat/Long: -44.083247229458436 / 171.237795148935
Location Name: Talbot Forest Scienic Reserve
Address: Tripp Street
City/Town: Geraldine
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: Take the Totara Track walk which connects Totara Street with Tripp Street picnic area.
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Department of Conservation


Preview Credit Date
Kevin Barker 13 Dec 2019
Kevin Barker 13 Dec 2019
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