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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/G1764
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Barker, K. P. Brochner O.H.L
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
The Cornwall Park olive grove once included 5000 olive trees sourced from the South Australian fruit industry in the 1860's. Sir John Logan Campbell planted the trees to establish a fruit industry in New Zealand following a visit to Italy.
Today approximately 200 trees remain. The fruit from the trees have been used to extract olive oil and for pickling olives at times. These gnarly old trees range up to 15 metres in height but typically 8-10 metres. They are some of the oldest trees in the park (Barker, K. P., 2021).
Cornwall Park website, Our Trees, accessed September 7, 2021

Group Details

Group Type: Single species
Feature Tree Genus: Olea
Feature Tree Species: europaea
Feature Tree Common Names: olive,
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Given Name: Olive Tree Grove
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1860
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 164 years
Tree Health Description: Some decay/hollowing in many of the gnarly old trunks.
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 200
Area Covered: 15 hectares
Group of Tree Type: Botanical Planting


Date Observer Action
07 Sep 2021 Barker, K. P.


Lat/Long: -36.8970663201768 / 174.7810353050018
Location Name:
Address: Green Lane West Road
Suburb: Epsom
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: On the western side of the Park.
Public Accessibility: Trust Administered Park/Garden
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Kevin Barker 07 Sep 2021
Kevin Barker 07 Sep 2021
Cornwall Park 10 Jan 2016
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