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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1815
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Mason, E. G.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
The largest totara in the Morice Scenic Reserve, perhaps one of the largest close to Christchurch, and well worth a visit. This is not easy to get to but it's worth the attempt. It's surrounded by some splendid matai and at least one reasonably large kahikatea. This tree was visited and measured by Euan Mason, John Hoskin, and Paul Baakman (Mason, E. G., 2022).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara
Common names: tōtara,
Height: 28.20m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 651 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Girth measured at 1.4 m from the highest ground point at the base.
Diameter: 207.2 cm
Crown Spread A: 17.50m
Crown Spread B: 17.30m
Avg. Crown Spread: 17.40m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Very healthy
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 363
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
17 Jul 2022 Mason, E. G., Baakman, P. & Hoskin, J.


Lat/Long: -43.72261495812833 / 172.83290536441802
Location Name: Morice Scenic Reserve
Address: Whites Road
Suburb: Little River
City/Town: Christchurch
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: In a dense patch of bush, but accessible from the road extension into the reserve.
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Christchurch City Council


Preview Credit Date
Euan Mason 17 Jul 2022
Euan Mason 17 Jul 2022
Euan Mason 17 Jul 2022
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