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Tree Information x

Identifier: WKR/0757
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree – International interest
General Notes:

This very well known tree is the largest recorded totara tree in New Zealand. It is located on private land (Wairarapa Moana Incorporation reserve) near Pureora Forest Park on SH30, approximately 10 minutes drive east of the Field Centre. The tree is a 20 minute walk from the carpark.
The tree has an estimated wood volume of 203.7 m3. Note that a sign located at the base of the tree provides incorrect height, girth and wood volume information (Van Pelt, R. 2009)

Single Tree Details

Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara
Common names: tōtara,
Given Name: Pouakani Tōtara
Height: 34.90m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: Taken to the current top of a dead spar. The live canopy height is 30.8
Girth: 1219.2 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.37 m
Girth Comments: At the USA standard.
Diameter: 388.1 cm
Crown Spread A: 21.60m
Crown Spread B: 19.30m
Avg. Crown Spread: 20.45m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: (none)
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: The top appears to have collapsed since last measured.
Champion Tree Score: 611
Local Protection Status: Unknown
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
15 Jul 2009 Van Pelt, R.


Lat/Long: -38.46716907273181 / 175.61909973621368
Location Name: Wairarapa Moana Incorporation Reserve
Address: Scott Road SH30
City/Town: Pureora
Region: Waikato
Location Description: SH 30 10 minutes drive east of the Pureora Field Centre. This loop walk is an easy, flat walk with bridges over streams.
Public Accessibility: Private Bush
Local Authority: Taupo District Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 12 Apr 2004
NZ Forest Products 01 Jan 1983
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