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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/1810
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
Large old Sweet Chestnut tree found on the grounds of Royal Oak Intermediate School in Auckland. This tree is one of two listed in the Auckland list of schedule 10 protected trees. The second tree was not found and may have died?
The area occupied by the school was once the site of the "Boyd Zoo" which housed up to 2000 animals. The Zoo was opened in 1912 and was noted for it's gardens. The site was also used as a temporary field hospital during WW2 (Barker, K. P., 2022)

Single Tree Details

Genus: Castanea
Species: sativa
Common names: sweet chestnut, Spanish chestnut
Height: 13.40m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 545 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.3 m
Girth Comments: Girth taken below a large burl.
Diameter: 173.5 cm
Crown Spread A: 18.80m
Crown Spread B: 12.50m
Avg. Crown Spread: 15.65m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: An old tree with some dead branches.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 271
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
28 May 2022 Barker, K. P.


Lat/Long: -36.91484317437017 / 174.7730514870331
Location Name: Royal Oak Intermediate
Address: 74 Symonds Street
Suburb: Royal Oak
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: On the grounds of Royal Oak Intermediate school
Public Accessibility: School/University
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Kevin Barker 28 May 2022
Kevin Barker 28 May 2022
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