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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/1767
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Bradley, M.T.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
A substantial tōtara located within a group of three not far from the road at Bradleys Garden. Due to its size, it is thought to predate European settlement of New Zealand.
Significant work was carried out on the tree by an arborist in 2018 (Smith, C.T.A., 2021)

Single Tree Details

Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara
Common names: tōtara,
Height: 24.50m
Height measurement method: Estimated
Height Comments: Tree was climbed. The arborist estimated the roping point was approximately 4m from the top of the canopy. The rope was then measured at the point it touched the ground.
Girth: 630 cm
Girth measurement height: 0 m
Girth Comments: Due to multiple leaders the girth was taken at ground level (G.L)
Diameter: 200.5 cm
Crown Spread A: 20.50m
Crown Spread B: 19.80m
Avg. Crown Spread: 20.15m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Great health
Tree Form Type: Multi-trunk
Number of Trunks: 12
Tree Form Comments: The form of this tree was improved by an arborist in 2018. All major deadwood was removed and the canopy was lifted and balanced
Champion Tree Score: 0
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
04 Oct 2021 Smith, C.T. A.


Lat/Long: -38.90551406940748 / 175.2381560585851
Location Name: Bradleys Garden
Address: 26 Totaranui Drive 3991
City/Town: Taumarunui
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: Not far from the main vehicle entrance to Bradleys Garden
Public Accessibility: Botanic Garden
Local Authority: Ruapehu District Council


Preview Credit Date
Cory Smith 18 Jul 2018
Cory Smith 16 Jul 2018
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