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Tree Information x

Identifier: NNR/1975
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Nelson City Council
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
This London plane is dedicated to Private, Albert E. Cresswell, who was killed in action in the 3rd battle of the Somme at Flers on 17 September 1916. There is a memorial to the 32 year old Cresswell at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval,Somme, France.

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 - Albert E. Cresswell.
2] The Prow, Albert E. Cresswell,, accessed 2.6.2014

Keywords: ANZAC, First World War, Somme

Single Tree Details

Genus: Platanus
Species: x hispanica 'Acerifolia'
Common names: London plane,
Height: 25.80m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 500 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.2 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 159.2 cm
Crown Spread A: 25.00m
Crown Spread B: 24.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 24.50m
Actual Planting Date: Jun 1924
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 100 years
Tree Health Description: In good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 302
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 213


Date Observer Action
02 Jun 2024 Cadwallader, B.G. for NCC


Lat/Long: -41.31306386553495 / 173.23155342379528
Location Name: Marsden Recreation Ground
Address: Main Road Stoke
Suburb: Stoke
City/Town: Nelson
Region: Nelson
Location Description: In the northern corner of the grounds.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Nelson City Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 02 Jun 2024
Albert Edward Cresswell, Weekly News 1915 11 Sep 1915
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