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Tree Information x

Identifier: WGR/1944
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Lloyd, M.
Registration Category: Historic tree – National interest
General Notes:
This Aleppo pine was planted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli [1]. As Wilcox and Spencer detail, in common with most of the supposed ‘Lone Pines’ planted in Australia and New Zealand the stories told of real connections back to the single pine that remained on Lone Pine Ridge need to be treated with caution, for the pine of the Gallipoli Peninsula, destroyed in the battle, was Pinus brutia and not P. halepensis. Any subsequent tree called a Lone Pine, if not Pinus brutia, could not have come directly from the a cone of the tree on the ridge. This has not stopped many pines, including radiata, pinea and canariensis, being planted as ‘Lone Pines’. Pinus halepensis is commonly grown as a ‘lone pine’ in Australian World War One commemorative sites, and it is therefore not surprising to find this Aleppo pine close by to the cenotaph in Pukenamu Queen’s Park Whanganui.
1. Wilcox, M. & D. Spencer, 2007, ‘Stand up for the real Anzac lone pine of Gallipoli’, New Zealand Journal of Forestry, May: 3-9.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Pinus
Species: halepensis
Common names: Aleppo pine,
Height: 10.00m
Height measurement method: Estimated
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 0 cm
Girth measurement height: 0 m
Girth Comments: not measured
Diameter: 0 cm
Crown Spread A: 5.00m
Crown Spread B: 5.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 5.00m
Actual Planting Date: 1965
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 59 years
Tree Health Description: very good
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 37
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
01 Jan 2024 Lloyd, M.


Lat/Long: -39.93222082878314 / 175.05424487590793
Location Name: Pukenamu Queen's Park
Address: Pukenamu Drive, Whanganui
Suburb: Central Whanganui
City/Town: Whanganui
Region: Wanganui
Location Description: Just south of the cenotaph in Queen's Park
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Wanganui District Council


Preview Credit Date
Michael Lloyd 01 Jan 2024
Michael Lloyd 01 Jan 2024
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