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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1621
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
Dennistoun Bush is a podocarp forest beside Mount Peel. This kahikatea is the largest encountered on the Dennistoun Bush Track.
It has huge spreading roots which cross the track so it cannot be missed. This tree is not the tallest kahikatea in this forest but it is still a significant specimen in good health (Barker, K.P., 2020).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Dacrycarpus
Species: dacrydioides
Common names: kahikatea, white pine
Height: 26.00m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 676 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 215.2 cm
Crown Spread A: 15.80m
Crown Spread B: 13.80m
Avg. Crown Spread: 14.80m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: In good health.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 364
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


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


Lat/Long: -43.90606203099518 / 171.24338552254562
Location Name: Dennistoun Bush
Address: Brake Road
Suburb: Mount Peel
City/Town: Geraldine
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: There are two track entrances. 9.5 km north of Geraldine, turn off SH72 (Inland Scenic Route) onto Peel Forest Road and follow this for 13 km. Turn into Blandswood Road and follow this for 2 km to the junction with Lookout Road. Park in the car park at the junction. Walk the short distance to the start of the track on Blandswood Road. The track can also be accessed from Brake Road – turn off Blandswood Road after 1 km.
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Timaru District Council


Preview Credit Date
Kevin Barker 04 Jan 2020
Kevin Barker 04 Jan 2020
Kevin Barker 04 Jan 2020
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