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Tree Information x

Identifier: GR/0710
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Thilo Beeker
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
This is a monstrous single-stemmed puriri, a previously unrecorded tree. Locals directed me to this tree situated on private land. Measurements were not taken at the time of my visit. The scale of this massive tree can be seen in the image (Thilo Beeker, 2008).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Vitex
Species: lucens
Common names: puriri,
Height: 24.80m
Height measurement method: Stick Method
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 842 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.5 m
Girth Comments: above root flare
Diameter: 268 cm
Crown Spread A: 15.00m
Crown Spread B: 15.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 15.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: In good health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 425
Local Protection Status: Unknown
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
02 Feb 2019 Kluiters, M.


Lat/Long: -38.25356602310131 / 178.27239990234375
Location Name:
Address: Waiapu Road
Suburb: Tokomaru Bay
City/Town: Gisborne
Region: Gisborne
Location Description: Located in a native bush patch between the 3 Bridges on the road between Tokomaru and Tolaga Bay (ca. 30min bushwalk on private property). Park between bridge 2 and 3, walk passing bridge 3 turn left straight away and go along the river for about 1-2 km. Continue for about another km (you will cross 2-3 different paddocks by doing so) and then up the hill 90 degrees to the left. On top of the hill along the ridge turn right, cross straight over the paddock and go about a hundred meters into the patch of native bush.
Public Accessibility: Private Bush
Local Authority: Gisborne District Council


Preview Credit Date
Thilo 18 Feb 2008
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