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Tree Information x

Identifier: TSR/0694
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
Historical notes;
'Planted by Dr. and Mrs J. Sawford Greenwood, c1875. The largest English oak recorded in the South Island and one of the tallest in New Zealand. It is said to have been raised from an acorn collected by Mrs Greenwood from the Barnicoat oaks at Ashfield, lower Queen Street, Richmond'. NZFRI Forest Mensuration Report, No. 21 Feb. 1974. Burstall S.W.
Greater clarification on the year of planting is provided in a letter dated August 21st 1943 from Miss E. Theodora Greenwood. 'The oak tree was grown from an acorn my mother brought back in her pocket from Mr. Barnicoat's oak field in Richmond, the first time she rode over to Nelson after her marriage in 1864' This letter was addressed to the, then, owner of the property Mr. Edgar S. Wratt.
Copy of letter supplied by Mr. Martin Whittaker, current owner.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Quercus
Species: robur
Common names: English oak, common oak, oak
Given Name: The Greenwood Oak
Height: 33.00m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 778 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 247.6 cm
Crown Spread A: 38.00m
Crown Spread B: 36.50m
Avg. Crown Spread: 37.25m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1864
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 153 years
Tree Health Description: The canopy is a little thin. The tree has been recently deadwooded. Several large limbs have been shed from the tree and decay has taken hold in the stem.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 445
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 240


Date Observer Action
11 Dec 2009 Cadwallader B.G.
18 Mar 1969 Leigh, D.H.


Lat/Long: -41.11295782840386 / 172.9840251803398
Location Name: The Grange
Address: 276 Whakarewa Street
City/Town: Motueka
Region: Tasman
Location Description: To the north of the old villa. The pointer on the google map is best viewed in 'satellite' to show the correct position of the tree. Permission would be required to view the tree.
Public Accessibility: Private-Garden
Local Authority: Tasman District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 15 Jan 2010
Brad Cadwallader 15 Jan 2010
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