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Tree Information x

Identifier: SR/1922
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: 2023 NZNTT Tree Tour
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
A fine example of the cultivar situated at the rear of Anderson House in what was formerly known as Victoria Park.

In 1910, prominent businessman Robert Anderson (later Sir Robert) and his wife Elizabeth Walker bought this 300-acre neglected block of land, attracted by the 50 acres of native bush on the property.

The couple had a passion for horticulture and before long, extensive flower gardens were soon developed. The magnificent homestead, which was built in 1925 at a cost of £10,000.

Sir Robert Anderson died in 1942, at the age of 76 and Lady Anderson in 1951, at the age of 86. The children carried out their parents’ wishes by donating the home and grounds to the city of Invercargill. In recognition of the gift, the City Council decided to rename the property Anderson Park.

1. Invercargill Public Art Gallery, Accessed 19 Oct, 2023.
2. Invecargill City Council, Visit our Parks, Anderson Park Accessed 19 Oct 2023

Single Tree Details

Genus: Ulmus
Species: glabra 'Horizontalis'
Common names: weeping Wych elm, weeping elm, horizontal elm
Height: 7.60m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 299 cm
Girth measurement height: 1 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 95.2 cm
Crown Spread A: 25.80m
Crown Spread B: 23.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 24.40m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: c1925
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 99 years
Tree Health Description: In excellent health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: A very flat table-top form.
Champion Tree Score: 163
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
13 Nov 2023 2023 NZNTT Tour Group.


Lat/Long: -46.360632531855025 / 168.36024045147633
Location Name: Anderson Park
Address: McIvor Road
Suburb: Waikiwi
City/Town: Invercargill
Region: Southland
Location Description: To the rear of the homestead
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Invercargill City Council


Preview Credit Date
Invercargill Public Art Gallery 19 Oct 2023
Invercargill Public Art Gallery 19 Oct 2023
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