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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/G0936
Historical Reg No: 324
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Cowan, B.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:

This is known as Redwood Memorial Grove and is a one species stand of approximately 203 trees.
They were planted in 1901 and have remained a pure stand. They were pruned in 3 lifts to 12.3m with the last lift in 1938. Another Larch stand was under-planted with redwoods in 1969 (Cowan, B. 1994).
In 1925 the grove was declared a memorial to commemorate New Zealand Forest Service members who died in World War I.

The grove includes the tallest cultivated conifer in the world at record BPR/1438. See also BPR/1208.

Click on the following link to read a full history of Whakarewarewa Forest and to see what recreational facilities there are in the area

Group Details

Group Type: Single species
Feature Tree Genus: Sequoia
Feature Tree Species: sempervirens
Feature Tree Common Names: redwood, coast redwood, California redwood
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: 1901
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 122 years
Tree Health Description: Over all vigor and vitality of the stand is excellent (2013).
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 203
Area Covered: 6 hectare
Group of Tree Type: Exotic Forest


Date Observer Action
10 Jan 2013 Smillie, M.J.
14 Jul 1994 Cowan, B.


Lat/Long: -38.157616453261916 / 176.27285599708557
Location Name: Redwood Memorial Grove
Address: Long Mile Road
Suburb: Whakarewarewa
City/Town: Rotorua
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: A short drive south east of Rotorua township. Long Mile Road can be accessed off Forest Research Village Road or Tarawera Road.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Rotorua District Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 10 Jan 2013
Matt Smillie 10 Jan 2013
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