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Tree Information x

Identifier: WCR/1747
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Chris Barnes
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
A fine old lowland tōtara which has survived being scarfed up many years ago in preparation for felling but then left. The hollowness of the tree has likely saved it. New wood has formed either side of the scar and the tree appears in good health. A similar hollow tōtara is found nearby. These trees are relics of a once rich tōtara forest (Barker, K. P, 2021).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara
Common names: tōtara,
Height: 26.70m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 600 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Straight trunk to 10+ m.
Diameter: 191 cm
Crown Spread A: 20.00m
Crown Spread B: 20.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 20.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Partly hollow trunk and saw scar. Otherwise healthy.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 340
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
20 Jun 2021 Barker, K. P. & J., Barnes, C., Mason, P. & Molloy, L.


Lat/Long: -41.970989064833155 / 171.8842736602356
Location Name:
Address: Highway 69
City/Town: Rotokohu
Region: West Coast
Location Description: Tree is situated on an Island of the Inangahua River plain. State Highway 69 is nearby.
Public Accessibility: Private Bush
Local Authority: Buller District Council


Preview Credit Date
Phil Barker 20 Jun 2021
Phil Barker 20 Jun 2021
Phil Barker 20 Jun 2021
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