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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1622
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
This very large tōtara is situated on private farmland near the village of Mount Peel, South Canterbury. This part of the farm is un-fenced forest consisting of invasive sycamore trees and large remnant tōtara, kahikatea and matai trees. This tree is the largest of three big tōtara in this block of land. It is an impressive sight (Barker K.P, 2020).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara
Common names: tōtara,
Height: 23.40m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 803 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 255.6 cm
Crown Spread A: 15.80m
Crown Spread B: 12.80m
Avg. Crown Spread: 14.30m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: good
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
04 Jan 2020 Barker, K. P., Boot, T.B., & Brochner O.H.L.


Lat/Long: -43.909751650534886 / 171.25527444572447
Location Name: Peel Forest Estate
Address: Peel Forest Road
Suburb: Mount Peel
City/Town: Geraldine
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: On private farmland west of the Peel Forest Store within an invasive sycamore forest with large remnant podocarp trees
Public Accessibility: Farmland
Local Authority: Timaru District Council


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