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Tree Information x

Identifier: OR/1668
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree – National interest
General Notes:
Planted to commemorate the life of Private William Hugh Paterson SN55788 who was killed in action at Polygon Wood near Ypres, Belgium on the 12th December 1917 (Cadwallader, B.G., 2020).

1] Auckland Museum Online Cenotaph William Hugh Paterson
2] Papers Past, For the Empire's Cause Otago Daily Times, Issue 18734, 12 December 1922

Keywords: ANZAC, WWI, Memorial Oaks, North Otago

Single Tree Details

Genus: Quercus
Species: robur
Common names: English oak, common oak, oak
Given Name: Pvt. Paterson Oak
Height: 8.50m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 194 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 61.8 cm
Crown Spread A: 17.00m
Crown Spread B: 14.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 15.50m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: (none)
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 117
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
27 Apr 2020 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -45.10451915638561 / 170.95282194728242
Location Name: Awamoa Park
Address: Awamoa Road
City/Town: Oamaru
Region: Otago
Location Description: Near the corner of Awamoa Rd and Perth St.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Waitaki District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 10 Nov 2018
Brad Cadwallader 10 Nov 2018
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