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Tree Information x

Identifier: TR/0714
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, BG
Registration Category: Notable tree – International interest
General Notes:

A substantial tree that would be easy to overlook. New Zealand has many world beaters of this species throughout the country, this tree could well be in that class. Other very large trees include the 1984 national champion located near Geraldine (Ht: 48.7m, DBH: 245cm) and the Mount Peel Station Tree (Ht: 50.1m DBH: 268cm) 'Great Trees of NZ', Burstall and Sale 1984 pg. 218. Updates on the staus of these trees is being sought.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Pinus
Species: radiata
Common names: radiata pine, Monterey pine
Height: 41.90m
Height measurement method: Laser Impulse 200 LR
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 810.8 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.45 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 258.1 cm
Crown Spread A: 33.80m
Crown Spread B: 33.80m
Avg. Crown Spread: 33.80m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Several large limbs have been shed recently. A number of other large limbs show signs of developing end-weight.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: The canopy is suppressed on one side and the spread measurement comprises a calculation of twice the average of six radii, RVP 2009.
Champion Tree Score: 484
Local Protection Status: Unknown
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
18 Mar 2009 Van Pelt, R.


Lat/Long: -39.07082059700568 / 174.08316493034363
Location Name: Brooklands Park
Address: Brooklands Road
Suburb: Brooklands
City/Town: New Plymouth
Region: Taranaki
Location Description: The tree is a short distance from the Brooklands Zoo carpark. Walk south and turn right at the large copper beech on the lawn, there is a track that begins on the bush edge. Walk ten metres along the track and head left off the track through the bush to the base of the tree.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: New Plymouth District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 02 Jan 2010
Brad Cadwallader 02 Jan 2010
Brad Cadwallader 01 Jan 2010
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