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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1616
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P. & Brochner O.H.L.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
This ancient tōtara can be found in Dennistoun Bush near Mount Peel. The huge roots spread over the track and the bole of the tree appears as a wall of wood as you approach it. This fine tōtara could well be the second biggest specimen in this bush after CR/1010 but there is another taller 9.0 m + girth tree in a remote part of this forest (Barker, K. P., 2020).
NOTE: this potential muti-stem requires further investigation.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara
Common names: tōtara,
Height: 22.60m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 930 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Girth at 1.3 m is 950 cm.
Diameter: 296 cm
Crown Spread A: 21.60m
Crown Spread B: 14.50m
Avg. Crown Spread: 18.05m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Some rot appearing on burr on one side of buttress
Tree Form Type: Multi-trunk
Number of Trunks: 2
Tree Form Comments: Further investigation is require as the tree maybe a multi-stem
Champion Tree Score: 0
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
01 Jan 2020 Barker, K. P.


Lat/Long: -43.90497618741907 / 171.24306226613157
Location Name: Dennistoun Bush
Address: Brake Road
Suburb: Mount Peel
City/Town: Geraldine
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: When entering the walkway from Brake Rd, the tree is a few minutes walk from the old saw pit clearing. A short track leads from the saw pit to the Dennistoun Bush loop walk. The tree sits about 10 m from the junction to the left and grows beside the track.
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Timaru District Council


Preview Credit Date
Kevin Barker 01 Jan 2020
Kevin Barker 01 Jan 2020
Kevin Barker 01 Jan 2020
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