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Tree Information x

Identifier: WRR/G0932
Historical Reg No: 255
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Winter, G. & Hopkins, P.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
'There are 63 trees in this avenue lining the main road to the now defunct Waingawa Meat Works. Although the trees carry a large amount of dead branches low down on the trunk they form a spectacular avenue. They are believed to be a naturally occurring hybrid between Q. phellos and Q. rubra' (Hopkins 1991).
Established in 1909 and operating for much of the 20th century, the Waingawa meat works was the Wairarapa’s largest employer. The works closed in 1989 when killing was centralised at new plants in southern Hawke’s Bay. By 2006, the buildings were derelict.

Group Details

Group Type: Single species
Feature Tree Genus: Quercus
Feature Tree Species: x heterophylla
Feature Tree Common Names: Bartram's oak,
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: 1950
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 74 years
Tree Health Description: The pressure of development is showing
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 63
Area Covered: (not known)
Group of Tree Type: Avenue


Date Observer Action
24 Sep 2016 Cadwallader, B.G.
01 Jan 1991 Winter, G. & Hopkins, P.


Lat/Long: -40.97257560278025 / 175.59587717056274
Location Name:
Address: Norman Avenue
Suburb: Waingawa
City/Town: Masterton
Region: Wairarapa
Location Description: Lining the drive to the former Meat Works site.
Public Accessibility: Commercial
Local Authority: Masterton District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 24 Sep 2016
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