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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/1937
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: McDuff, J.T.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
This tree is mentioned in Bob Burstall's mensuration report #22, Page 20, Exotic Notable Trees Section (1) National Interest as "Another tree rarely seen in New Zealand"

A rare example of a large mature Durmast/sessile oak, in good condition. (McDuff, J.T. 2023)

Single Tree Details

Genus: Quercus
Species: petraea
Common names: sessile oak, Durmast oak
Height: 27.00m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 385 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 122.5 cm
Crown Spread A: 24.00m
Crown Spread B: 28.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 26.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: circa. 1890
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 134 years
Tree Health Description: In good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 261
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
05 Dec 2023 McDuff, J.T.


Lat/Long: -43.53151188713103 / 172.62235089678956
Location Name:
Address: 7 Rolleston Avenue
Suburb: Central Christchurch
City/Town: Christchurch
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: Located near the peace bell, adjacent to the Albert Edward oak
Public Accessibility: Botanic Garden
Local Authority: Christchurch City Council


Preview Credit Date
James McDuff 23 Nov 2023
James McDuff 23 Nov 2023
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