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Tree Information x

Identifier: NNR/0725
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree – National interest
General Notes:
A prominent tree located at the front of the second oldest continuous public school in New Zealand. A history of the school is published on the school's website - The school was moved several times in the mid 1800's. The tree is suspected to have been associated with the schools final relocation to the current site. Unfortunately no history of the tree appears to have been recorded. The importance of the tree to the school is shown in its use of it on the school's logo.
The tree has been acknowledged in a number of notable and historic tree surveys over the years and currently has a heritage listing on the Nelson Resource Management Plan (Cadwallader, B.G., 2009).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Araucaria
Species: cunninghamii
Common names: hoop pine, Moreton Bay pine
Height: 28.40m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 407 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 129.6 cm
Crown Spread A: 16.50m
Crown Spread B: 19.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 17.75m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: Circa 1860
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 164 years
Tree Health Description: Tree appears in good health.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: The top is reported to have been damaged c1973.
Some lower canopy reduction has taken place after a limb failure.
Champion Tree Score: 268
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 255


Date Observer Action
12 Aug 2020 Cadwallader, B.G.
06 Nov 2009 Cadwallader, B.G.
08 Mar 1994 Kirby, C. & Grundy, P.
03 Feb 1973 Burstall, S.W.
06 Aug 1969 Leigh, D.H. & Jolliffe, W.H.


Lat/Long: -41.31643058600302 / 173.23055505752563
Location Name: Stoke Primary School
Address: 601 Main Road Stoke
Suburb: Stoke
City/Town: Nelson
Region: Nelson
Location Description: Quite visible from the Main Road.
Public Accessibility: School/University
Local Authority: Nelson City Council


Preview Credit Date
Stoke School 27 Feb 2010
Brad Cadwallader 11 Dec 2009
Brad Cadwallader 12 Nov 2008
Kingsford Collection Nelson Provincial Museum 164579 01 Mar 1938
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