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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1846
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cornelius, M.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
In the grounds of Mona Vale historic homestead. An old, large and mature tree with a thick single stem.
After researching the history of this homestead, this tree was likely planted by either Alice Waymouth or Annie Quale Townend before Mrs Townend's death in 1914. The tree is tagged as cedar of Lebanon (Cornelius, M., 2022).
1] Canterbury Stories (2022), 'Mona Vale', Christchurch City Libraries accessed 26 November 2022,
2] Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry (2022), 'The Homesteads History'. accessed 26 November 2022,
3] Bulovic, A. (2016) Peeling Back History, 'Mona Vale and Canterbury's own Derelict Castle', accessed 26 November, 2022,

Single Tree Details

Genus: Cedrus
Species: libani
Common names: cedar of Lebanon,
Height: 27.00m
Height measurement method: Clinometer
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 509 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: Girth measurement taken from the downhill side
Diameter: 162 cm
Crown Spread A: 19.00m
Crown Spread B: 18.70m
Avg. Crown Spread: 18.85m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: between 1905 and 1914
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 119 years
Tree Health Description: Tree is in fair health with no obvious signs of decline.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Asymmetrical crown
Champion Tree Score: 304
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 180


Date Observer Action
19 Nov 2022 Cornelius, M.


Lat/Long: -43.523306901728375 / 172.60961982858888
Location Name: Mona Vale
Address: 65 Fendalton Road
Suburb: Fendalton
City/Town: Christchurch
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: Close to the riverbank near the greenhouse
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Christchurch City Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Cornelius 19 Nov 2022
Matt Cornelius 19 Nov 2022
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