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Tree Information x

Identifier: HBR/1837
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
A well established tree originally planted in the centre of the hard court area with the administration block being added some time later.
The elm was planted in memory of a schoolboy who died on the March 28, 1929. Nine year old Douglas Alexander Wilson was riding home for lunch the previous afternoon where he was tragically struck a short distance from his destination by a lorry coming out of an orchard driveway onto Pakowhai Road.
While there is no record of when the tree was planted, it can be seen in images from 1932 (Cadwallader, B.G., 2023).
Mahora School Archives

Single Tree Details

Genus: Ulmus
Species: glabra 'Camperdownii'
Common names: Camperdown elm,
Height: 10.60m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 260 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 82.8 cm
Crown Spread A: 12.80m
Crown Spread B: 10.80m
Avg. Crown Spread: 11.80m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: c1930
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 94 years
Tree Health Description: In good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 147
Local Protection Status: Unknown
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
17 Nov 2019 Cadwallader, B.G. & Hill, R.N.


Lat/Long: -39.62596803723395 / 176.8477116877663
Location Name: Mahora School
Address: 710 Frederick Street West
Suburb: Mahora
City/Town: Hastings
Region: Hawke's Bay
Location Description: Beside the administration block
Public Accessibility: School/University
Local Authority: Hastings District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 17 Nov 2019
Brad Cadwallader 17 Nov 2019
Mahora School Golden Jubilee 1903 – 1953 booklet 11 Nov 1953
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