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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/1959
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: RNZIH - Auckland Branch
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
On 24 August 1919 two memorial trees were planted in the grounds of St Luke’s Anglican Church, Russell Road, Manurewa. One was a tōtara tree dedicated to the memory of local men who had lost their lives in the war; the other was a pōhutukawa tree, planted as a Peace Memorial Tree. A silky oak tree was later planted as a memorial to nurses who had served in the war.

The pōhutukawa died and the silky oak has been removed, but the tōtara survives to the present day (Bruce Ringer, Auckland Libraries, 2014, 2015).

'St Luke's memorial trees, Manurewa', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 17-Feb-2017

Keyword: ANZAC, World War

Single Tree Details

Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara
Common names: tōtara,
Given Name: St Luke Memorial Totara
Height: 15.00m
Height measurement method: Estimated
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 0 cm
Girth measurement height: 0 m
Girth Comments: No measurement taken
Diameter: 0 cm
Crown Spread A: 10.00m
Crown Spread B: 10.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 10.00m
Actual Planting Date: Aug 1919
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 105 years
Tree Health Description: Appears in good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 57
Local Protection Status: Unknown
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
25 Apr 2024 RNZIH - Auckland Branch


Lat/Long: -37.02513658103312 / 174.89368458513337
Location Name: St Lukes Anglican Church
Address: 3 Russell Road
Suburb: Manurewa
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: Situated beside the church on the Weymouth Road frontage.
Public Accessibility: Church-Cemetery
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Google Maps 2021 25 Feb 2021
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