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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1614
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P. & Brochner O.H.L.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
This large tōtara can be seen in Claremont Bush, about 10km from Timaru city. Claremont Bush has benefited from recent predator and weed control. Nearby is a lovely tall young matai tree with a 1.85 m girth. The bush was alive with birdsong, bellbird, brown creeper, gray warbler, fantail and rifleman (Barker, K. P., 2019).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara
Common names: tōtara,
Height: 21.40m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 497 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 158.2 cm
Crown Spread A: 14.40m
Crown Spread B: 17.50m
Avg. Crown Spread: 15.95m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Some rot on uphill side of tree at base
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 279
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


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


Lat/Long: -44.40899885414468 / 171.08523780822065
Location Name: Claremont Bush
Address: Claremont Bush Road
City/Town: Timaru
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: This tree is found about 10 m from the walking track on steep ground near the highest point of the track.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Timaru District Council


Preview Credit Date
Kevin Barker 30 Dec 2019
Kevin Barker 30 Dec 2019
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