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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/0810
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

The largest of two impressive specimens located at the entrance to the Thermal Pools. Both trees make a significant statement on the skyline of the township. The trees are protected under the group listing T45 on the Hurunui District Plan.
The original thermal reserve was vested in 1860 and came under the control of the Forestry Branch of the Department of Lands and Survey in 1876. One of the department’s first concerns was the improvement of the area immediately surrounding the springs and the Sanatorium through amenity planting. It is suspected that the older trees are of this vintage (Cadwallader 2011) ref: Hurunui District Council.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Sequoiadendron
Species: giganteum
Common names: giant sequoia, giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Wellingtonia
Height: 46.40m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 591 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 188.1 cm
Crown Spread A: 12.00m
Crown Spread B: 10.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 11.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: c1876
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 148 years
Tree Health Description: A full canopy indicates very good health (May 2011).
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Suppressed on one side due to the proximity of another tree but otherwise has perfect form.
Champion Tree Score: 394
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
07 May 2011 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -42.522763354790776 / 172.82901763916016
Location Name: Hanmer Thermal Reserve
Address: Amuri Avenue
City/Town: Hanmer Springs
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: At the entrance to the main pools.
Public Accessibility: Road Reserve
Local Authority: Hurunui District Council


Preview Credit Date
BGC 08 May 2011
BGC 08 May 2011
BGC 08 May 2011
BGC 07 May 2011
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