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Tree Information x

Identifier: MR/0348
Historical Reg No: 188
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Elwood-Smith A, Soper B
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
This tree formerly known as having the largest girth for the species in the world but there are now several well documented trees that are larger (NZNTT 2009).

'This tree was planted by Henry Godfrey, an early Wairau farmer and politician. This tree has potentially the largest girth of this species in the world. It has three trunks with the southern most trunk being pressured from it's vertical position by the other two trunks. The other two trunks appear to be suckers. The tree also stands on the farm property, which was the site of the first flour mill in Marlborough. This tree is frequently pointed out to tourists on the Marlborough Wine Trail'. Elwood-Smith 1989. Reference. Burstall SW. FM. Report no.21. 1974; p.12. Burstall SW & Sale EV. 'Great Trees of New Zealand' 1984; p.180.
The largest girth recorded in Australia of E. viminalis is 12.9m. The tree is located near Healesville, Victoria. The tallest known tree is at Evercreech Reserve in Tasmania. It is nearly twice the height of the Woodbourne tree at 91m (NZNTT 2015) ref.
Definition - manna is a white sugary sap from a predatory insect. ref; Forest Trees of Australia 5th ed. 2006 Boland

Single Tree Details

Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: viminalis
Common names: Manna gum, ribbon gum, white gum
Given Name: 'White Knight'
Height: 46.30m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 1030 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.8 m
Girth Comments: A measurement cannnot be taken at 1.4 because the gap between adjacent stems has closed.
Diameter: 327.9 cm
Crown Spread A: 28.00m
Crown Spread B: 35.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 31.50m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: circa 1850
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 172 years
Tree Health Description: One secondary stem has died and the other is in poor health. The main stem appears in good condition.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 583
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
16 Apr 2015 Cadwallader, B.G./MDC
25 Nov 2009 Cadwallader B.G. & Walsh. J.
01 Jan 1989 Elwood-Smith A, Soper B


Lat/Long: -41.526756498295256 / 173.8582992553711
Location Name: The Woodbourne Homestead
Address: 720 New Renwick Rd
Suburb: Fairhall
City/Town: Blenheim
Region: Marlborough
Location Description: Located near the homestead but quite visible from the road
Public Accessibility: Private-Garden
Local Authority: Marlborough District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 22 Nov 2009
Brad Cadwallader 22 Nov 2009
Brad Cadwallader 22 Nov 2009
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