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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/1693
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P. & Brochner O.H.L
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
This huge rimu sits beside the rimu walk track in the Otanewainuku forest. It is the fourth large rimu encountered after entering the southern entrance of this track. The forest which is alive with rare bird life is tawa dominated with huge over-mature rimu. Before encountering this tree you pass a large 665 cm girthed double-stemmed rimu which sits on the track. Although it looks larger the next tree shrouded in vines is taller and wider. The trunk divides at 15.4 m (Barker, K. P., 2020).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Dacrydium
Species: cupressinum
Common names: rimu, red pine
Height: 40.60m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: Difficult to measure due to the dense tawa sub canopy
Girth: 760 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.5 m
Girth Comments: Girth taken above a large buttress. Trunk tapers as it rises.
Diameter: 241.9 cm
Crown Spread A: 26.50m
Crown Spread B: 25.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 25.75m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: In good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 454
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: -37.892910421607 / 176.2100456788818
Location Name: Otanewainuku Forest
Address: 619 Mountain Rd
City/Town: Oropi
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: This is the 4th large rimu encountered when walking the rimu walk at Otanewainuku forest in an anti-clockwise direction.
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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