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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/1692
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P. & Brochner O.H.L
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
This immense rimu is found on the rimu walk at Otanewainuku Forest, Oropi in the Bay of Plenty. It sits beside the track and is found a few hundred metres into the north entrance of the walk. It is close to a large fallen rimu which has an orange forest sign on it. Hidden by supplejack and other vines this ancient tree has a huge debris mound at its base similar to a large kauri. The tree appears to be dying and decay is evident at it's base.
This forest has impressive birdlife, North Island robins, tomtit and tui were plentiful (Barker, K. P., 2020).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Dacrydium
Species: cupressinum
Common names: rimu, red pine
Height: 42.00m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: Difficult as the crown is hidden due to a dense under storey of tawa.
Girth: 810 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.5 m
Girth Comments: girth was 820cm and was adjusted to account for vines
Diameter: 257.8 cm
Crown Spread A: 23.50m
Crown Spread B: 21.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 22.25m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Decay and hollow sections evident at base.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 475
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
26 Sep 2020 Barker, K. P. & Brochner O.H.L.


Lat/Long: -37.88955750464981 / 176.20733664777677
Location Name: Otanewainuku Forest
Address: 619 Mountain Road
City/Town: Oropi
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: The tree is a few hundred metres into the north entrance of the walk.
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Western Bay of Plenty District Council


Preview Credit Date
Kevin Barker 26 Sep 2020
Kevin Barker 26 Sep 2020
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