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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1618
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P. & Brochner O.H.L
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
This is the smaller of two ancient tōtara situated on private farmland off Blandswood road, Mount Peel. This very old tree has been fenced and has a second even larger tōtara nearby (see record CR/1617).
The tree can be seen about 350 m from Blandswood road. Look right as you drive towards Blandswood baches and houses. It is fenced to protect the tree's roots from livestock damage (Barker, K.P., 2020).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara
Common names: tōtara,
Height: 21.80m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 816 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Huge buttressed roots spread below.
Diameter: 259.7 cm
Crown Spread A: 15.20m
Crown Spread B: 13.50m
Avg. Crown Spread: 14.35m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Some decay on side of trunk. Some damage from stock trampling roots.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 405
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


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


Lat/Long: -43.89714694280191 / 171.25328992340087
Location Name: Peel Forest Estate
Address: Blandswood Road
Suburb: Mount Peel
City/Town: Geraldine
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: In a deer paddock immediately south of Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve off Blandswood Road (No Public Access).
Public Accessibility: Farmland
Local Authority: Timaru District Council


Preview Credit Date
Kevin Barker 05 Jan 2020
Olga Brochner 03 Jan 2020
Olga Brochner 03 Jan 2020
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