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Tree Information x

Identifier: TSR/1897
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
To celebrate the coronation of King George VI in May of 1937, an extraordinary tree-planting event took place across the British Empire. A weighty tome, titled "The Royal Record", was subsequently published a few years later. It documents over 15,000 such plantings, including many in New Zealand like this tree at Mahana School.

In most instances just a single tree was planted but in other cases great avenues of trees and small forests where planted. Practically every school in NZ planted a tree, with many still surviving to this day (Cadwallader, B.G., 2023).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Quercus
Species: coccinea
Common names: scarlet oak,
Height: 26.80m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 314 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 99.9 cm
Crown Spread A: 29.00m
Crown Spread B: 26.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 27.50m
Actual Planting Date: May 1937
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 87 years
Tree Health Description: In very good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 234
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
14 Jun 2023 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -41.26618701661067 / 173.04432558406143
Location Name: Mahana School
Address: 15 Mahana School Rd
Suburb: Upper Moutere
City/Town: Nelson
Region: Tasman
Location Description: On the left of the main drive into the school,
Public Accessibility: School/University
Local Authority: Tasman District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 14 Jun 2023
Brad Cadwallader 14 Jun 2023
Brad Cadwallader 14 Jun 2023
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