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Tree Information x

Identifier: NNR/0782
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
A very large tree located a short walk from urban Nelson on the appropriately named kahikatea track (Cadwallader, B.G. 2011).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Dacrycarpus
Species: dacrydioides
Common names: kahikatea, white pine
Height: 40.00m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: 15.4 to lowest branch and second shot (24m) taken from up track from lowest branch to top.
Girth: 765 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.1 m
Girth Comments: Measurement taken 1.1m from the high side or at the level of the lowest boardwalk rail. The tree is growing on a slope and has a pronounced flare.
Diameter: 243.5 cm
Crown Spread A: 27.80m
Crown Spread B: 27.40m
Avg. Crown Spread: 27.60m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: not known years
Tree Health Description: The tree looks very healthy. There is some decay in the base.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: A single stem to 15m and then very broad spreading with a canopy highly modified by constant wind damage.
Champion Tree Score: 455
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 201


Date Observer Action
13 Jan 2021 Cadwallader, B.G. & Macdonald, A.J.
04 Jan 2011 Cadwallader, B.G.
26 Feb 1966 Burstall, S.W.


Lat/Long: -41.30012890737336 / 173.27593803405762
Location Name: Grampians Walkway
Address: Market Road
Suburb: Bishopdale
City/Town: Nelson
Region: Nelson
Location Description: Park at the Grampians track carpark on Market Road. The tree is located 20 minutes up the gullley on the Kahikatea tack.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Nelson City Council


Preview Credit Date
BGC 07 Aug 2011
BGC 04 Jan 2011
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