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Tree Information x

Identifier: WTR/G1743
Historical Reg No: K235
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Anthony Ryan
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
Two small bush remnants of pukatea-kahikatea swamp forest; excellent examples of lowland bush with nikau palms, totara, kahikatea, pukatea, and tawa providing a good combination of trees for attracting birds including kereru and tui. The stream also provides a wetland area where raupo is available and numerous waterfowl can still be found today. This site was once a part of the Te Horo pa site and is a known urupa and would have been used as a resource garden being known to contain large clumps of kiekie which were used for tukutuku panels(Ryan, A., 2021).

Group Details

Group Type: Single species
Feature Tree Genus: Dacrycarpus
Feature Tree Species: dacrydioides
Feature Tree Common Names: kahikatea, white pine
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: 6 healthy mature trees many smaller - measurements to come
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 6
Area Covered: 2.03 ha
Group of Tree Type: Bush Remnant


Date Observer Action
31 May 2021 Ryan, A.


Lat/Long: -40.81667525493349 / 175.10579768243713
Location Name: Makahuri
Address: 701 State Highway 1, Otaki RD 1
Suburb: Otaki
City/Town: Otaki
Region: Wellington
Location Description: Makahuri is a privately owned property with a bush remnant of virgin swamp forest.
Public Accessibility: Private Bush
Local Authority: Kapiti Coast District Council


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