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Tree Information x

Identifier: NNR/0761
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:

This tree (one of two at the site) is the largest cork oak in the region. Labeled as being planted c1857 but no sign can be seen of the tree in early photos of the former Nelson Provincial Government Buildings that were constructed on the site in 1861.

Research has found a reference to the gifting of cork oaks and the intention to plant trees at the site in 1866. In News of The Month - Nelson & New Zealand Chronicle, Vol. XXV, issue 44, 10 April 1866, page 6 the following is reported in the 31st March Acclimatization Society Report. 'Dr. Muller of the Botanical Gardens of Melbourne, kindly forwarded to us twenty-four specimens of the cork oak, some of which have been distributed to members of the society, the remainder are thriving, and will, a the proper season, be disposed of to the Provincial Government, to be planted in the public grounds in which the Government Buildings stand'. BGC. 2010 ref. Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand

Single Tree Details

Genus: Quercus
Species: suber
Common names: cork oak,
Height: 14.00m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 371 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 118.1 cm
Crown Spread A: 19.00m
Crown Spread B: 23.40m
Avg. Crown Spread: 21.20m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: c1862
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 161 years
Tree Health Description: A portion of the upper and southern part of the canopy is very thin and has been for several years
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: A broad spreading open grown specimen. Large lateral limbs are covered in the native creeping Pyrrosia fern.
Champion Tree Score: 209
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 207


Date Observer Action
19 Sep 2010 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -41.27282540110875 / 173.28874826431274
Location Name: Albion Square
Address: 186 Bridge Street
City/Town: Nelson
Region: Nelson
Location Description: In front of the Nelson District Court House.
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Nelson City Council


Preview Credit Date
David Sissons 18 Jul 2012
Brad Cadwallader 15 Sep 2010
Brad Cadwallader 15 Sep 2010
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