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Tree Information x

Identifier: OR/1745
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Batchelor, S. B.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
A fascinating tree with 5 main stems arising from ground level. The nearby obelisk lists the names of the 60 or so known burials at the site. Many of those memorialised were children, and several were people who died at sea on their way to New Zealand (Batchelor, S. B., 2021).
Arthur Street Cemetery, Wikipedia, accessed June 16, 2021.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Sequoiadendron
Species: giganteum
Common names: giant sequoia, giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Wellingtonia
Height: 38.00m
Height measurement method: Estimated
Height Comments: I estimated the height of this tree by noticing that it was 2.25 times the size of the Monkey Puzzle (OR/1407) behind it. The Monkey Puzzle is recorded to be about 17m tall. And since this Giant Sequoia appeared to be 2.25 times taller, then it would mostly likely be about 38m tall.
Girth: 1570 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 499.7 cm
Crown Spread A: 14.00m
Crown Spread B: 14.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 14.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: circa. 1860
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 164 years
Tree Health Description: In Good Health
Tree Form Type: Multi-trunk
Number of Trunks: 5
Tree Form Comments: It's a rather unusual specimen for its kind, It's oddly bizzare, how it managed to develop 5 trunks, which is incredibly facisnating.
Champion Tree Score: 0
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
16 Jun 2021 Batchelor, S. B.


Lat/Long: -45.87314943924175 / 170.4947853
Location Name: Arthur Street Reserve
Address: Cnr Rattray & Arthur Sts
Suburb: Dunedin Central
City/Town: Dunedin
Region: Otago
Location Description: Toward the northern side of the park right infront of the Monkey Puzzle Tree OR/1407.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Dunedin City Council


Preview Credit Date
Gerald Collett 09 Nov 2018
Gregor Richardson, Otago Daily Times 21 May 2018
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