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Tree Information x

Identifier: MR/1803
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Ballinger, H. M.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
MDC protected tree number 189 is the last of three large gums present in the Rema Reserve when it was formed after subdivision of the area. They were the remnants of a line of trees that extended from Wither Road to near the southern end of the reserve on land that was formerly part of the 'Leafmare' Orchard Estate. The trees were planted by Herbert (Bert) John Souter Mitchell, later a Mayor of Blenheim ( 1950-1953). The two other trees were removed in 2014 leaving this solitary specimen (Ballinger, H.M., 2022).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: viminalis
Common names: Manna gum, ribbon gum, white gum
Given Name: 'Bertie'
Height: 25.40m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 639 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 203.4 cm
Crown Spread A: 26.50m
Crown Spread B: 23.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 24.75m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: (none)
Tree Form Type: Multi-trunk
Number of Trunks: 2
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 0
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
03 Apr 2022 Ballinger, H. M.
03 Mar 2011 Lovejoy, T. (taken from inspection report)


Lat/Long: -41.54248607336702 / 173.94458933757
Location Name: Rema Reserve
Address: Hope Drive
Suburb: Witherlea
City/Town: Blenheim
Region: Marlborough
Location Description: In north eastern corner of Rema Reserve
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Marlborough District Council


Preview Credit Date
Helen Ballinger 03 Apr 2022
Brad Cadwallader (report image) 11 Feb 2012
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