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Tree Information x

Identifier: OR/0577
Historical Reg No: 332
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Buddingh' F.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:

The 'Dawson' cherry was introduced in 1860 by the Dawson family. Amongst the nursery order from a Dunedin Nursery (possibly L Matthews) was a walnut sapling. This was given to the neighbouring family in Conroys Road where the tree now stands. Buddingh' 1997. Note: Requires further research (Flook, 2001).
The tree is protected and listed on The Central Otago District Council Notable Tree Schedule.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Juglans
Species: regia
Common names: walnut, common walnut, English walnut
Height: 20.80m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 736 cm
Girth measurement height: 0.6 m
Girth Comments: Measurement taken at the narrowest point below 1.4m
Diameter: 234.3 cm
Crown Spread A: 34.40m
Crown Spread B: 31.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 32.70m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: circa 1865
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 159 years
Tree Health Description: The tree appears in good health.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Some large limbs appear to have been lost.
Champion Tree Score: 385
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
29 Oct 2013 Ballinger, H.M. & Cadwallader, B.G.
01 Jan 1997 Buddingh' F


Lat/Long: -45.267932508620696 / 169.33311223983765
Location Name:
Address: Conroy's Road
City/Town: Alexandra
Region: Otago
Location Description: Visible from the road. The tree is located on the western edge of a recently established walnut grove.
Public Accessibility: Rural-Residential
Local Authority: Central Otago District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 29 Oct 2013
Helen Ballinger 29 Oct 2013
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