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Tree Information x

Identifier: SR/0492
Historical Reg No: 281b
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Allison, E.R & Baird, D.
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
The one of two remaining of previously four trees recorded at this site. This is the female tree, see record SR/1411 for the male tree. Both trees are listed on the Gore District Plan (NZNTT 2011).

'The house on this property was built in 1914 by Mr. McCartney. The trees were planted by Mr. Falconer, the original owner. They are highly visible from State Highway 1 and are in very good shape'. Baird 1992. 'The second largest of the four in the RNZIH National Register'. Watson 1992. 'Speculation has it that the Railways originally intended building a loop line taking Ohai, Tuatapere, Riverton and returning to Gore, and the monkey puzzle trees were planted on what was picked to be prime land. However, what could have been a killing in real estate terms was lost when the plan was scrapped after a post-war decision that the future of transport lay in trucks rather than trains'. Ref, Newslink 28 January 1993.

This tree is dying back on the western side. Wind blown residue from the fertiliser works on the adjoining land appears to be the cause. (Cadwallader April 2011). The tree appears to be recovering well (Cadwallader June 2020).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Araucaria
Species: araucana
Common names: Chilean pine, monkey-puzzle
Height: 17.80m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 307 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 97.7 cm
Crown Spread A: 14.00m
Crown Spread B: 13.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 13.50m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: circa 1915
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 109 years
Tree Health Description: The tree has died back on the western side. It appears that the fertiliser plant nearby is the cause. (April 2011). The tree appears to have made a good recovery (June 2020)
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 190
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 222


Date Observer Action
26 Jun 2020 Cadwallader, B.G.
01 Apr 2011 Cadwallader, BG
01 Jan 1992 Allison ER, Baird D


Lat/Long: -46.118831812630944 / 168.93000304698944
Location Name:
Address: 41 Charlton Lane
City/Town: Gore
Region: Southland
Location Description: on the left hand side of the old house.
Public Accessibility: Urban-Residential
Local Authority: Gore District Council


Preview Credit Date
BGC 01 Apr 2011
BGC 01 Apr 2011
BGC 01 Apr 2011
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