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Tree Information x

Identifier: SR/1772
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
This fine local example is known as the Bowler elm. It was planted circa 1916 and was donated to the public of Gore by Mary Ethel Bowler nee Hepburn (1868 - 1947). In 1893 she was recorded on the first Electoral Roll for Women for Mataura, Southland, N.Z. (Cadwallader, B., 2021)

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Single Tree Details

Genus: Ulmus
Species: glabra 'Horizontalis'
Common names: weeping Wych elm, weeping elm, horizontal elm
Given Name: The Bowler Elm
Height: 9.40m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 311 cm
Girth measurement height: 0.8 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 99 cm
Crown Spread A: 21.80m
Crown Spread B: 20.80m
Avg. Crown Spread: 21.30m
Actual Planting Date: 1916
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 108 years
Tree Health Description: Appears to have some die-back. Herbicide in use.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Typical of the cultivar
Champion Tree Score: 171
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 201


Date Observer Action
14 Nov 2021 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -46.09850080667148 / 168.94133578717197
Location Name: Gore Public Gardens
Address: 26 Ardwick Street
City/Town: Gore
Region: Southland
Location Description: In the north east quadrant
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Gore District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 21 Jun 2021
Brad Cadwallader 21 Jun 2020
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