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Tree Information x

Identifier: HBR/1768
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Hill, R.N.
Registration Category: Notable tree – International interest
General Notes:
This good example of species located in Flaxmere Park is the largest recorded specimen in the world (Hill, R.N., 2021).
The tree was removed on 10 February 2023 as a consequence of storm damage sustained from Cyclone Gabrielle (NZNTT, 2023).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Ulmus
Species: glabra 'Lutescens'
Common names: golden wych elm,
Height: 21.20m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 402 cm
Girth measurement height: 1 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 128 cm
Crown Spread A: 31.40m
Crown Spread B: 29.40m
Avg. Crown Spread: 30.40m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1920
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 104 years
Tree Health Description: Good
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 253
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: No
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
29 Sep 2021 Hill, R.N.


Lat/Long: -39.62493298887575 / 176.7895931339768
Location Name: Flaxmere Park
Address: Flaxmere Ave
Suburb: Flaxmere
City/Town: Hastings
Region: Hawke's Bay
Location Description: Within playground adjacent to Henderson Road
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Hastings District Council


Preview Credit Date
Richie Hill 29 Sep 2021
Richie Hill 29 Sep 2021
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