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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/1843
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Errington, N.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
Shortly after the tree was recorded on the NZ Tree Register and being nominated for protection the tree was cut down on 11 January (pers. comm, Jan 17, 2023).

This oak tree was planted by Orlando Torrington Durham in 1918. Orlando was a market gardener and was known in the area during that time (Errington, N., 2022).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Quercus
Species: robur
Common names: English oak, common oak, oak
Given Name: The Orlando Durham Oak
Height: 15.00m
Height measurement method: Estimated
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 329.9 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 105 cm
Crown Spread A: 8.00m
Crown Spread B: 8.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 8.00m
Actual Planting Date: 1918
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 106 years
Tree Health Description: The tree shows good vigour and no obvious signs of pests or disease.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: The tree is well formed and have received some pruning maintenance.
Champion Tree Score: 186
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: No
STEM Score: 156


Date Observer Action
21 Nov 2022 Errington, N.


Lat/Long: -36.793979 / 174.706970
Location Name:
Address: 86A Salisbury Road
Suburb: Birkdale
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: Within a private property up against the boundary with the road reserve, growing in proximity to powerlines.
Public Accessibility: Private-Garden
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Nick Errington 21 Nov 2022
Nick Errington 21 Nov 2022
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