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Tree Information x

Identifier: TSR/0941
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:

The largest specimen in an avenue of 17 London plane trees lining the drive to Totaranui Beach. See group listing TSR/G0939.
In the book 'Great Trees of New Zealand' (1984, pg 204), Bob Burstall speculated that this was 'probably' the London plane with the largest girth in New Zealand. A tree of equitable proportions is located at the Botanics Reserve in Nelson NNR/0762.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Platanus
Species: x hispanica 'Acerifolia'
Common names: London plane,
Height: 25.80m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 755 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 240.3 cm
Crown Spread A: 32.50m
Crown Spread B: 33.50m
Avg. Crown Spread: 33.00m
Actual Planting Date: 1865
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 159 years
Tree Health Description: In good health.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Branching into a broad spreading tree at 2.5m. Native mistletoe has become established in the canopy and a large Grislinea envelopes the lower stem
Champion Tree Score: 409
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
05 Jul 2011 Cadwallader, B.G.


Lat/Long: -40.8222778353879 / 173.00166606903076
Location Name: Totaranui Campground
Address: Totaranui Road
Suburb: Abel Tasman National Park
City/Town: Takaka
Region: Tasman
Location Description: Located on the left at the beginning of the avenue (from the west).
Public Accessibility: Department of Conservation
Local Authority: Tasman District Council


Preview Credit Date
BGC 05 Jul 2011
BGC 05 Jul 2011
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