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Tree Information x

Identifier: TSR/1947
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
In 1850, Scottish immigrants William McRae, his wife Sarah Burns and three children arrived in Nelson from County Clare, Ireland. Their former homestead near Limerick in County Clare was called 'Bonovoree' and when he took up land in the present day Salisbury Road he proceeded to build another Bonovoree in exactly the same style as his Irish homestead [1].
In 1904 the property was sold to The Crown for the purposes of establishing a special school for boys. In 1910 it later became a 'Special School for Girls' and has remained as such to this day
In a 1974 report of historic and notable trees, this cedar was considered to be the finest tree of this species in the region [2]. The tree suffered a serious setback in 2012 when it was largely defoliated following a broadleaf herbicide application to the playing field, Despite this, the tree has made a full recovery (Cadwallader, B.G., 2024).

[1] Salisbury School, A Lesson in Special Education, 2008. Mary Ellen O-Connor.
[2] Forest Research Institute, Forest Mensuration Report No. 21, Historic and Notable Trees of New Zealand: Marlborough, Nelson, Westland, Feb, 1974 (unpublished). Pg. 32.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Cedrus
Species: deodara
Common names: deodar, deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar
Height: 27.20m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 538 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 171.3 cm
Crown Spread A: 28.00m
Crown Spread B: 30.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 29.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: c1860
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 164 years
Tree Health Description: In good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 325
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
14 Apr 2021 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -41.33677409645287 / 173.19509465991058
Location Name: Salisbury School
Address: Salisbury Road
Suburb: Richmond
City/Town: Tasman
Region: Tasman
Location Description: xx
Public Accessibility: School/University
Local Authority: Tasman District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 18 Nov 2023
Brad Cadwallader 14 May 2012
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