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Tree Information x

Identifier: NNR/0780
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

A very large totara situated in a steep gulley at Happy Valley Adventures, Cable Bay. The tree is a survivor of the early burnoffs of the Cable Bay bush that took place the mid 1800's (Cadwallader, B. 2010).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Podocarpus
Species: totara
Common names: tōtara,
Height: 24.70m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: A very difficult tree to measure from the ground. The top and bottom are not able to be sighted from one location so composite readings were taken.
Girth: 624 cm
Girth measurement height: 0.1 m
Girth Comments: Taken from near G.L on the high side. The tree is growing on very steep ground. Mid-slope is approximately 2m below the high side.
Diameter: 198.6 cm
Crown Spread A: 21.00m
Crown Spread B: 26.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 23.50m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: Excellent condition
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: The tree divides into two similar sized stems at two metres.
Champion Tree Score: 346
Local Protection Status: Unknown
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
23 Dec 2010 Cadwallader, B.G. & Gordon, L.R.


Lat/Long: -41.19859256511659 / 173.43860864639123
Location Name: Happy Valley Adventures
Address: 194 Cable Bay Road
Suburb: Cable Bay
City/Town: Nelson
Region: Nelson
Location Description: Happy Valley Adventures is located 15 minutes to the north-east of Nelson on Cable Bay Road. Quad bikes can be hired to view the tree or staff can organise a van to transport groups. The tree is a short distance from the 'Sky Wire'.
Public Accessibility: Private Bush
Local Authority: Nelson City Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 23 Dec 2010
Brad Cadwallader 23 Dec 2010
Brad Cadwallader 23 Dec 2010
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