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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/1679
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Newdick, J.N.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
This tree is a tremendous example of Pterocarya.
LINZ have identified a change of ownership in 1914 to a builder. Local knowledge has it that the owner built the current dwelling around this time and it is assumed the tree was planted shortly thereafter (Newdick, J.N., 2020).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Pterocarya
Common names:
Given Name: Fraser's Tree
Height: 17.00m
Height measurement method: Stick Method
Height Comments: 3 measurments were taken all within 0.5m of 17m
Girth: 605 cm
Girth measurement height: 0 m
Girth Comments: Measurements were taken at the base. Three major stems rise from just above the base.
The stems individually were:
Diameter: 192.6 cm
Crown Spread A: 28.50m
Crown Spread B: 27.20m
Avg. Crown Spread: 27.85m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: c1920
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 104 years
Tree Health Description: In summer the tree has a complete crown. There are some small wounds with excellent response growth.
Tree Form Type: Multi-trunk
Number of Trunks: 3
Tree Form Comments: The tree is broad and spreading. There are three trunks rising from the base. There is brilliant reaction wood forming below each major union and along each branch.
Champion Tree Score: 0
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
01 Jul 2020 Newdick, J.N.


Lat/Long: -38.012137 / 177.278763
Location Name:
Address: 35 Bridge Street
City/Town: Opotiki
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: On the front boundary.
Public Accessibility: Private-Garden
Local Authority: Opotiki District Council


Preview Credit Date
Joe Newdick 01 Jul 2020
Joe Newdick 01 Jul 2020
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