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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/0660
Historical Reg No: 394
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Ostash, M.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
An excellent tree planted by T.H. Potts c.1865. This is the locality where Potts, a noted botanist, planted 117 specimens of 77 different conifers and the recording and measurement of the growth of trees began in New Zealand in 1866[1]. Many of these early plantings still remain on adjacent properties.
1) Burstall/Sale (1984) Great Trees of NZ. Wellington, AH & AW Reed, pg.4.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Araucaria
Species: cunninghamii
Common names: hoop pine, Moreton Bay pine
Height: 24.80m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 300 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 95.5 cm
Crown Spread A: 12.00m
Crown Spread B: 13.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 12.50m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: circa 1865
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 159 years
Tree Health Description: In good health although woolly aphid is a problem from time to time.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: A compact full canopy.
Champion Tree Score: 210
Local Protection Status: Unknown
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 231


Date Observer Action
13 Feb 2015 Cadwallader, B.G., Warren, Sir F.M. & Chandler, S.
01 Jan 2004 Ostash, M.


Lat/Long: -43.63483914753238 / 172.64557368049543
Location Name: Ohinetahi
Address: 31 Governors Bay-Teddington Road
City/Town: Governors Bay
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: Immediately to the west of the pool.
Public Accessibility: Trust Administered Park/Garden
Local Authority: Christchurch City Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 13 Feb 2015
Brad Cadwallader 13 Feb 2015
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