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Tree Information x

Identifier: TSR/G0939
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

This avenue of London plane trees at Totaranui was planted by the Gibbs family, in 1865. The original avenue included macrocarpa trees alternating with the London planes. The macrocarpa have been progressively removed over the years with the last of them going in 2010.
These trees are a very important part of the heritage landscape of Totaranui. They are also the parent trees of all the (pollarded) plane trees along Nelson City streets (DOC 2008). The trees are protected under the Tasman Resource Management Plan.
In 1984 Burstall speculated that 'the largest tree in girth in New Zealand is probably one of a row running back from the shore at Totaranui in Abel Tasman (National) Park (Burstall & Sale 1984).
The trees are diagonally spaced along the drive at 22m spacings. The tallest tree is currently 30.6m high (Tree 7) and the tree with the largest girth (TSR/0941) is 755cm (Dbh 240cm) Cadwallader, B.G. 2011.

Group Details

Group Type: Single species
Feature Tree Genus: Platanus
Feature Tree Species: x hispanica 'Acerifolia'
Feature Tree Common Names: London plane,
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: 1865
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 159 years
Tree Health Description: In very good health with native mistletoe becoming quite established in the tree canopies.
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 17
Area Covered: 10536.8 sq m
Group of Tree Type: Avenue


Date Observer Action
02 Sep 2011 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -40.82241585738451 / 173.0027711391449
Location Name: Totaranui Campground
Address: Totaranui Road
Suburb: Abel Tasman National Park
City/Town: Takaka
Region: Tasman
Location Description: The trees line the main drive to the beach front
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Tasman District Council


Preview Credit Date
Kathy Tohill-Curnow 26 Apr 2013
BGC 05 Jul 2011
BGC 05 Jul 2011
BGC 05 Jul 2011
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