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Tree Information x

Identifier: WCR/1600
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Mason, E. G.
Registration Category: Notable tree – International interest
General Notes:
This tree was found by Phil Barker, Kevin Barker and Euan Mason while we were on a tree hunting expedition last Wednesday, December 18th 2019. It has a huge buttress, and so we measured the stem diameter above the buttress. It towers above its neighbours, and appears to be the largest known Kahikatea (Mason, E. G., 2019).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Dacrycarpus
Species: dacrydioides
Common names: kahikatea, white pine
Height: 49.20m
Height measurement method: Haglöf Vertex
Height Comments: measured from the high ground side, with a clear view down the slope
Girth: 788 cm
Girth measurement height: 2 m
Girth Comments: Measured above the buttress. The diameter of the buttress would be far larger.
Diameter: 250.8 cm
Crown Spread A: 16.00m
Crown Spread B: 22.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 19.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Very healthy
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: a beautifully formed single stem with a large buttress
Champion Tree Score: 487
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
18 Dec 2019 Mason, E.G., Barker, P.A. & K.P.


Lat/Long: -42.6408 / 171.402778
Location Name: Lake Brunner Reserve
Address: Kumara-Inchbonnie Road
City/Town: Kumara
Region: West Coast
Location Description: Hard to reach through very dense bush, on a slope.
Public Accessibility: Forest Park
Local Authority: Westland District Council


Preview Credit Date
Euan Mason 18 Dec 2019
Euan Mason 18 Dec 2019
Euan Mason 18 Dec 2019
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