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Tree Information x

Identifier: MR/0973
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Cadwallader, B.G.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:

This fine tree, situated on a small island in the middle of a stream, is currently one of largest in New Zealand (Cadwallader July 2012).
''This planting was begun by both Mr. and Mrs. Goyder using Murphy's Creek as a backdrop. It includes a Kauri 13m. high, a Ginkgo, Taxodium, Horse chestnut and an extensive planting of valuable Rhododendrons. Such a large planting of specimens is not often to be found in a town area and is worthy of protection' (Elwood-Smith 1991).

Single Tree Details

Genus: Metasequoia
Species: glyptostroboides
Common names: dawn redwood, shui-shan, water fir
Height: 27.00m
Height measurement method: Clinometer
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 529 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.3 m
Girth Comments: Measurements taken at IUFRO standard 1.3m for the national survey.
Diameter: 168.4 cm
Crown Spread A: 16.00m
Crown Spread B: 16.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 16.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: c1950
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 74 years
Tree Health Description: A very healthy tree (2012).
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: (none)
Champion Tree Score: 310
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
11 Feb 2012 Cadwallader, B.G.
01 Jan 1991 Elwood-Smith, A.


Lat/Long: -41.508613452043846 / 173.94119828939438
Location Name:
Address: 84 Nelson Street
Suburb: Springlands
City/Town: Blenheim
Region: Marlborough
Location Description: Located on a small island in the middle of a stream. The top of the tree is only partially visible from the road. No public access.
Public Accessibility: Private-Garden
Local Authority: Marlborough District Council


Preview Credit Date
Brad Cadwallader 11 Feb 2012
Brad Cadwallader 11 Feb 2012
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