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Tree Information x

Identifier: NR/1955
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Paul Cunliffe
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
This very fine tree was likely planted during early settlement, circa 1915, when the original house (still present), was thought to have been built.

Another smaller chestnut of similar age noted onsite, along with a younger chestnut in close proximity to this larger specimen (Cunliffe, P., 2024).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Castanea
Species: sativa
Common names: sweet chestnut, Spanish chestnut
Height: 14.50m
Height measurement method: Estimated
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 557 cm
Girth measurement height: 0.75 m
Girth Comments: Girth measurement taken at narrowest point below crown break.
Diameter: 177.3 cm
Crown Spread A: 9.85m
Crown Spread B: 8.34m
Avg. Crown Spread: 9.10m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1915
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 109 years
Tree Health Description: In very good health, with little wilting or browning of the leaves, typical of species approaching late autumn.
Tree Form Type: Coppice
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Well formed canopy, comprising of multiple stems from a rather high coppice, or low pollard. Species historically managed via coppicing practices.
Champion Tree Score: 274
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 156


Date Observer Action
25 Mar 2024 Cunliffe, P.


Lat/Long: -35.70877721823014 / 173.62200489503707
Location Name:
Address: 1 Old Mill Road
City/Town: Donnellys Crossing
Region: Northland
Location Description: Situated to the rear of the property, overhanging the river bank.
Public Accessibility: Private-Garden
Local Authority: Kaipara District Council


Preview Credit Date
Paul Cunliffe 25 Mar 2024
Paul Cunliffe 25 Mar 2024
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