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Tree Information x

Identifier: TSR/0695
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree - International interest
General Notes:

The largest recorded tree of this species in the world (NZNTT, 2009).

This tree was noted in Burstall and Sale's book 'The Great Trees of New Zealand' but was named as Eucalyptus macarthurii in error. ref pg. 81. The tree is one of many outstanding blue gums in this region. There is no recorded history of how the tree came to be planted but it is considered to be c1850. The very large buttress (lignotuber) attracts many children from the nearby school to play beneath the tree. Earlier diameter records include: 244cm 1966, 275cm 1984. The tree is listed on the Tasman Resource Management Plan as PT702 (Cadwallader B.G., 2009).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: bicostata
Common names: southern blue gum, eurabbie, Victorian blue gum
Height: 35.80m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 1040 cm
Girth measurement height: 2 m
Girth Comments: Measured above the broad lignotuber at the base.
Diameter: 331 cm
Crown Spread A: 30.50m
Crown Spread B: 33.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 31.75m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: circa. 1850
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 174 years
Tree Health Description: The tree suffers from the defoliating effects of the chalcid wasp.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: The canopy is asymetrical to the north and one wonders if another tree may have been present nearby.
Champion Tree Score: 553
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 252


Date Observer Action
29 Nov 2009 Brad Cadwallader


Lat/Long: -41.34019983327061 / 173.18051040172577
Location Name: Holy Trinity Church
Address: Church Street
City/Town: Richmond
Region: Tasman
Location Description: To the west of the church beside the school playing field.
Public Accessibility: Church-Cemetery
Local Authority: Tasman District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 17 Dec 2009
Brad Cadwallader 17 Dec 2009
Brad Cadwallader 30 Jul 2009
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