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Tree Information x

Identifier: OR/G1813
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Rendell, J.J.
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
This quirky 'Witches Cave' at Brookfield Garden is made up of 9 closely grown trees with intertwined canopies. "In the old days", without refrigeration, beer was kept cool in the shade of the trees during garden parties (Rendell, J.J., 2022).

Read about the history of Brookfield on tree record OR/1811.

Brookfield Park Garden is a NZ Gardens Trust listed 'Notable Garden' and can be visited by appointment only - Contact Brookfield Park

Group Details

Group Type: Single species
Feature Tree Genus: Cupressus
Feature Tree Species: macrocarpa
Feature Tree Common Names: macrocarpa, Monterey cypress
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Given Name: Witches Cave
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: (none)
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 9
Area Covered: (none)
Group of Tree Type: Amenity Planting


Date Observer Action
28 Jun 2022 Rendell, J.J.


Lat/Long: -45.09299861725569 / 170.9257495527092
Location Name: Brookfield Park
Address: 62 Weston Road
Suburb: Waiareka
City/Town: Oamaru
Region: Otago
Location Description: Just east of the homestead
Public Accessibility: Private-Garden
Local Authority: Waitaki District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brookfield Park 28 Jun 2022
Brookfield Park 28 Jun 2022
Brookfield Park 25 Apr 2022
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