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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/0982
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: VanWijngaarden, R.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

Many of the trees in Western park were planted before 1879 when it was officially opened. Designed by William F. Hammond in 1873 and planted using many donated trees from notable colonial tree collectors Sir George Grey, Judge Thomas Gillies and George Owens (Mike Wilcox, pers. comm, 11 September 2011).
Read about the history of Western Park and about many of the other outstanding trees that can be found at this location AR/G0967 (VanWijngaarden, R. 2012)

Single Tree Details

Genus: Cupressus
Species: lusitanica
Common names: Mexican cypress, cedar of Goa
Height: 28.50m
Height measurement method: Clinometer - SUUNTO
Height Comments: height was determined by averaging two clinometer readings
Girth: 355 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 113 cm
Crown Spread A: 12.00m
Crown Spread B: 12.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 12.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1870's
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 154 years
Tree Health Description: This tree appears to be in reasonable health
Tree Form Type: Multi-trunk
Number of Trunks: 2
Tree Form Comments: Single trunk splits into two at about 2-3m where an epiphytic Ficus rubiginosa has taken hold.
Champion Tree Score: 0
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
26 May 2012 VanWijngaarden, R.


Lat/Long: -36.85623328524955 / 174.75205153226852
Location Name: Western Park
Address: 5-7 Ponsonby Road/Beresford St
Suburb: Freemans Bay
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: near the toilet block in the centre of the park
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Russell VanWijngaarden 21 Apr 2012
Russell VanWijngaarden 21 Apr 2012
Russell VanWijngaarden 21 Apr 2012
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