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Tree Information x

Identifier: NNR/1973
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Nelson City Council
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
This giant sequoia is dedicated to Sapper, Earnest G. Giblin, who was wounded at the Somme in Belgium 10 September, 1916 . He was transferred to Brockenhurst hospital in the UK but never recovered from his injuries. He died 3 October 1916 at the age of 24 and is buried at Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England.

The tree was planted along with others in conjunction with the unveiling of the Stoke First World War Memorial Gates in 1924 commemorating the lives of 7 Stoke men "who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War". See additional notes on tree record NNR/1971 (Cadwallader, B, 2024).

1] Auckland Museum Online Cenotaph - Earnest G. Giblin
2] The Prow, Earnest Guy Giblin.,nz, accessed 2.6.2014

Keywords: ANZAC, First World War, Somme

Single Tree Details

Genus: Sequoiadendron
Species: giganteum
Common names: giant sequoia, giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Wellingtonia
Height: 28.00m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 638 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.3 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 203.1 cm
Crown Spread A: 19.00m
Crown Spread B: 18.50m
Avg. Crown Spread: 18.75m
Actual Planting Date: Jun 1924
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 100 years
Tree Health Description: (none)
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 358
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 195


Date Observer Action
10 Aug 2020 Cadwallader, B.G. for NCC


Lat/Long: -41.314028872746505 / 173.23280869761425
Location Name: Marsden Recreation Ground
Address: Main Road Stoke
Suburb: Stoke
City/Town: Nelson
Region: Nelson
Location Description: Immediately adjacent to the Memorial Gates
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Nelson City Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 31 May 2024
Brad Cadwallader 13 May 2024
Earnest Guy Giblin. Credit: Nelson Provincial Museum 01 May 1916
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