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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1624
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P. Brochner O.H.L
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
Denniston bush is a DOC reserve with lots of impressive tōtara, kahikatea, hinau and mataī. This stout trunked matai can be seen on the Dennistoun loop walk about 5 minutes walk in following an anti-clockwise direction from the giant tōtara CR/1010. The larger mataī found here are likely to be very old.
This tree sits on the left of the track, its impressive crown passes overhead. Two other multi-stemmed matai of similar or larger diameter are also found on this loop walk (Barker, K. P. & Brochner O.H.L., 2020)

Single Tree Details

Genus: Prumnopitys
Species: taxifolia
Common names: mataī, black pine
Height: 24.10m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 481 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 153.1 cm
Crown Spread A: 16.60m
Crown Spread B: 12.80m
Avg. Crown Spread: 14.70m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Tree in good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 280
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


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


Lat/Long: -43.9054784216205 / 171.24054506319885
Location Name: Dennistoun Bush Reserve
Address: Brake Rd
Suburb: Mount Peel
City/Town: Geraldine
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: This tree is on a loop track and is about 5 minutes further walk from the giant tōtara CR/1010
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Timaru District Council


Preview Credit Date
Kevin Barker 06 Jan 2020
Kevin Barker 06 Jan 2020
Kevin Barker 06 Jan 2020
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