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Tree Information x

Identifier: TSR/0532
Historical Reg No: 315a
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Whalley R, Flook, R.
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

There are two trees in this location, see TSR/0533. The other is taller with this tree having a larger girth. 'Brought to New Zealand on the vessel 'Skiold' 1844 by Busch who was a squatter on the land owned by Fedor and Charles Kelling. The history is described in the book 'Pioneers of the Aniseed Valley' by Ruth Whittaker ISBN no. 0-473-01094-1 published by Stiles Print. Also described in 'The Busch Line - Serfdom to Freedom' by Harold Busch, Printed by Kerslake, Billens and Humphrey Ltd.' (Whalley & Flook 1993).
This tree is listed on the Tasman Resource Management plan as T696

This tree was blown over during a severe easterly gale on Wednesday the 6th of June 2012. The tree was situated beside a steam and as a result had a very shallow root plate. The tree was otherwise in excellent health with no visible decay to attribute to the failure (Cadwallader, B.G. 2012).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Quercus
Species: robur
Common names: English oak, common oak, oak
Height: 27.00m
Height measurement method: Clinometer - SUUNTO
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 473.4 cm
Girth measurement height: 1 m
Girth Comments: Taken just below the burl on the main stem.
Diameter: 150.7 cm
Crown Spread A: 33.00m
Crown Spread B: 35.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 34.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: circa 1845
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 179 years
Tree Health Description: In very good health (1993). The tree was in very good health at the time it fell (2012)
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 303
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: No
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
13 Mar 2008 Cadwallader, B.G.
01 Jan 1993 Whalley R, Flook R


Lat/Long: -41.36103535214597 / 173.1686818599701
Location Name:
Address: 169 White Road
City/Town: Hope
Region: Tasman
Location Description: This tree was located on the edge of the stream between the house and the road.
Public Accessibility: This tree no longer exists
Local Authority: Tasman District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 15 Jun 2012
Brad Cadwallader 15 Jun 2012
Brad Cadwallader 15 Jun 2012
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