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Tree Information x

Identifier: WKR/1933
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Lomas, M.R.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
An exceptionally large Monterey cypress that is located on a farm in Tamahere, Hamilton. It has been struck by lightning but still of formidable size and stature (Lomas, M.R., 2023).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Cupressus
Species: macrocarpa
Common names: macrocarpa, Monterey cypress
Height: 24.50m
Height measurement method: Triangle Method
Height Comments: The top of tree has died back owing to a lightning strike however this apex was used in the measurement rather than the existing canopy. A mobile phone app was used to triangulate the height
Girth: 1090 cm
Girth measurement height: 1 m
Girth Comments: 1m was chosen owing to a large branch at breast height
Diameter: 347 cm
Crown Spread A: 29.20m
Crown Spread B: 27.60m
Avg. Crown Spread: 28.40m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: unknown
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: The tree some basal decay and the RHS lower canopy is dying back. The tree has been struck by lightning but otherwise seems in good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Good tree form but with some dying branches in the lower canopy
Champion Tree Score: 533
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 165


Date Observer Action
19 Nov 2023 Lomas, R


Lat/Long: -37.821443 / 175.378260
Location Name: Oak Hill Farm
Address: 212 Tauwhare Road
Suburb: Tamahere
City/Town: Hamilton
Region: Waikato
Location Description: Outside main farm property
Public Accessibility: Rural-Residential
Local Authority: Waipa District Council


Preview Credit Date
Matthew Lomas 19 Nov 2023
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