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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/1818
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P. Brochner O.H.L, J Kirker
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
This impressive puriri sits in the 5.54 hectare Kirks’ bush near Great South Road in Papakura, Auckland. Nearby is a larger double-stemmed puriri. This splendid reserve with impressive broadleaf podocarp forest includes fine tall puriri, pukatea, taraire, karaka, rimu, kauri, kahikatea, totara, rewarewa and miro.
The reserve is named after a pair of brothers who owned it from 1894-1918. It was purchased by Dr A.W.P. Brookfield who offered it for sale to the town board in 1919. It was then considered the last extensive stand of timber on the sparsely forested Papakura flat (Barker, K.P., 2022).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Vitex
Species: lucens
Common names: puriri,
Height: 25.40m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 477 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 151.8 cm
Crown Spread A: 24.40m
Crown Spread B: 18.40m
Avg. Crown Spread: 21.40m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: In good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 289
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
14 Aug 2022 Barker, K. P.


Lat/Long: -37.073043163440566 / 174.9407150444969
Location Name: Kirks’ Bush
Address: 377R Great South Road Rosehill, Auckland 2113
Suburb: Papakura
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: Auckland council bush reserve. The tree can be seen about 20 m from the loop track through the reserve.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Kevin Barker 14 Aug 2022
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