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Tree Information x

Identifier: TR/0768
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M. J.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

Large Morton Bay fig, southwest of, and growing over, the Hatchery Lawn in Pukekura Park. One of the largest trees in the park. Very accessible, on a path heading north from the waterfall feature in the park. Smillie 2010.

Of special interest is the facinating appearance of the exposed roots on the path-side heading down to the Hatchery Lawn. Smith 2002

Single Tree Details

Genus: Ficus
Species: macrophylla
Common names: Moreton Bay fig, Australian banyan
Height: 33.60m
Height measurement method: Laser Atlanta Advantage
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 979.5 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 311.8 cm
Crown Spread A: 37.00m
Crown Spread B: 37.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 37.00m
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: Multi-trunk
Number of Trunks: 2
Tree Form Comments: Minimal buttressing at base of trunk, but multiple, complex branched structure above ~2.5 m from the ground
Champion Tree Score: 0
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
07 Oct 2010 Smith, C.T. & Fuller, G.
08 May 1973 Burstall, S.W.


Lat/Long: -39.064585676225136 / 174.0778648853302
Location Name: Pukekura Park
Address: Victoria St
City/Town: New Plymouth
Region: Taranaki
Location Description: Southwest of Hatchery Lawn, close to and down from Victoria St entrance to park.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: New Plymouth District Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 29 Dec 2010
Matt Smillie 29 Dec 2010
Matt Smillie 02 Apr 2010
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