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Tree Information x

Identifier: TR/0953
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Smillie, M.J.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

One of the many fine specimen trees at Tupare, the home and gardens originally developed by Sir Russell Matthews. The tree was planted in 1932, in what was originally a cow paddock. It was reported that the tree was 45 feet (13.7 m) in height 12 years after planting (Smillie 2012).

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Single Tree Details

Genus: Liriodendron
Species: tulipifera
Common names: tulip tree,
Height: 33.60m
Height measurement method: Laser Nikon Forestry 550
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 460 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 146.4 cm
Crown Spread A: 25.00m
Crown Spread B: 22.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 23.50m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1932
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 92 years
Tree Health Description: In fine health
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: Slightly suppressed on the southern side.
Champion Tree Score: 311
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
29 Jan 2012 Smillie, M.J.


Lat/Long: -39.08939298119528 / 174.10937547683716
Location Name:
Address: 487 Mangorei Road
City/Town: New Plymouth
Region: Taranaki
Location Description: South of the main house, past the old gardener's cottage, at the southern end of the cottage lawn. Easily accessed.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Taranaki Regional Council


Preview Credit Date
Matt Smillie 01 Jan 2012
Matt Smillie 24 Apr 2011
Matt Smillie 24 Apr 2011
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