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Tree Information x

Identifier: WCR/1595
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P.
Registration Category: Notable tree – International interest
General Notes:
This giant mataī was discovered accidentally by a party including (K.P Barker, C.A Backes, K.D.Morfett and J. McCombe) when searching for the WCR/1564 tree.
The tree is about 70 m South West from WCR/1564. The tree was later measured by P.A. and K.P. Barker on a subsequent trip.
An immense very gnarly tree that is on a slight lean. The trunk is over 10.0 m high. A 2.95 m girth 20 m high miro sits beside it only a few metres away. This immense mataī is very gnarly and there is evidence of some huge branches that have fallen off it. There is some hollow parts of the trunk. A huge decayed rata vine is on one side. The tree reminds me of the giant Blandswood tōtara CR/1010 (Barker, K. P., 2019).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Prumnopitys
Species: taxifolia
Common names: mataī, black pine
Height: 24.70m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: Taken from a clearing. tree shorter than the nearby WCR/1564
Girth: 878 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: tree sits on uneven terrain. Girth taken so as to avoid several small burrs.
Diameter: 279.5 cm
Crown Spread A: 21.90m
Crown Spread B: 12.60m
Avg. Crown Spread: 17.25m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Some decay, some areas up trunk hollow.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Trunk leans slightly.
Champion Tree Score: 441
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
15 Dec 2019 Barker, K.P. & P.A.


Lat/Long: -42.872803617331954 / 171.16959476721195
Location Name: Lake Kanieri
Address: A short walk through thick bush off Dorothy Falls Road
City/Town: Kanieri
Region: West Coast
Location Description: Dorothy Falls Road
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Westland District Council


Preview Credit Date
Kevin Barker 15 Dec 2019
Kevin Barker 15 Dec 2019
Kevin Barker 15 Dec 2019
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