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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/1735
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M.J.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
This eponymous tree is one of the few remaining large kauri in Auckland that is accessible due to track closures to protect the trees from kauri die-back. A few metres off Scenic Drive, some 4 km north of Waiatarua, this specimen is certainly large(ish), but more so a squat, wide tree, branching only 5 or 6 m above its base. The very short track has been recently re-opened, with a cleaning station for disinfecting footwear right at the start. The girth was not directly measured, but the reported 7 m girth, or 2.2 m dbh, visually appears accurate (Smillie, M.J., 2021).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Agathis
Species: australis
Common names: kauri,
Given Name: Large Kauri
Height: 28.00m
Height measurement method: LIDAR
Height Comments: From 2016-2018 Auckland North LIDAR data
Girth: 700 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Not measured directly, reported as 7 m.
Diameter: 222.8 cm
Crown Spread A: 30.00m
Crown Spread B: 31.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 30.50m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Appears to be in good health, gum bleeding on trunk has been present for a number of years, but may represent exposure to die-back.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: The tree is mostly crown, with a very short 5 or 6 m bole.
Champion Tree Score: 392
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
07 Apr 2021 Smillie, M.J.


Lat/Long: -36.92081235492746 / 174.54784154498597
Location Name: Large Kauri Track
Address: Scenic Drive, Waitākere Ranges Regional Park
Suburb: Waiatarua
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: On the north side of the road. A short 30 m track with steps and a viewing platform at the end. A cleaning station for footwear is at the start to prevent transfer of kauri dieback.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 02 Apr 2021
Matt Smillie 02 Apr 2021
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