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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/P1853
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cornelius, M.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

A fairly large lime tree in the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church in Avonside. One of the largest lime trees in Christchurch city. The tree is afforded heritage level protection status on Christchurch City Councils schedule of significant trees (Cornelius, M., 2022)
Note: tree needs to be verified that it is a single stem (NZNTT, Admin)

Single Tree Details

Genus: Tilia
Species: x europaea
Common names: European lime, common lime
Height: 29.30m
Height measurement method: Clinometer
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 510 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 162.3 cm
Crown Spread A: 26.50m
Crown Spread B: 0.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 13.25m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: Possibly planted after construction of the original stone church in 1875.
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 149 years
Tree Health Description: This tree is in very good health particularly for its age class. Twig growth index shows a consistent extension of around 100mm annually. Minimal amounts of deadwood visible. A good example of this species.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Tree has a single stem which becomes codominant around 3 metres above ground level.
Champion Tree Score: 308
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 144


Date Observer Action
14 Dec 2022 Cornelius, M.


Lat/Long: -43.526768479201536 / 172.65856585407147
Location Name: Holy Trinity Avonside
Address: 20a Lychgate Close
Suburb: Avonhead
City/Town: Christchurch
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: Between the church and the boundary fence. Easy to see from some distance away.
Public Accessibility: Private-Garden
Local Authority: Christchurch City Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Cornelius 14 Dec 2022
Matt Cornelius 14 Dec 2022
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