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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/G1938
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Lloyd, M.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
Mount Albert Grammar School was founded in 1922. As the 1926 photo shows, the large main building was initially relatively austere looking, however close inspection of the photo reveals four young Phoenix palms along the front of the building that have filled in the space, now being higher than the building. Over time two of the palms were removed to allow the others space to grow undisturbed[1] (there are two other palms planted away from the main building). They have impressive size, as befits nearly 100 years of growing. The pair along the main building frontage nicely complement the architecture, and even a quick browse through the school’s website suggests that the palms are a well regarded feature of the school’s history (Lloyd, M., 2023).
1, Mount Albert Grammar School facebook, ‘Arbor Day Plantings and Other Trees’, in ‘History and Archives’

Group Details

Group Type: Single species
Feature Tree Genus: Phoenix
Feature Tree Species: canariensis
Feature Tree Common Names: Canary Island date palm, phoenix palm
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: circa 1925
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 99 years
Tree Health Description: very good
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 4
Area Covered: 100 metres
Group of Tree Type: Amenity Planting


Date Observer Action
02 Dec 2023 Lloyd, M.


Lat/Long: -36.884709361369 / 174.72507211565974
Location Name: Mount Albert Grammar School
Address: Alberton Avenue
Suburb: Mount Albert
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: In frontage of school main building
Public Accessibility: School/University
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Michael Lloyd 02 Dec 2023
Michael Lloyd 02 Dec 2023
Michael Lloyd 02 Dec 2023
Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 1-W0603 10 Apr 1926
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