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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/G0984
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: VanWijngaarden, R.
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

Monte Cecilia Park in Hillsborough features outstanding established grounds with notable trees, architecture and cultural history, and the historic Pah Homestead, now home to the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre.

A series of land purchases in recent years have seen the park grow to over 15 ha. It is envisaged that in coming years it will become a park of regional significance, similar in stature and maturity to Albert Park, Cornwall Park and the Auckland Domain.

This park contains many fine exotic specimens and is a true 'undiscovered gem' in Auckland.

More information and a full history of the park can be found here on the Auckland Council website.

The largest of several Ficus macrophylla trees can be viewed on record AR/0783.

Group Details

Group Type: Mixed species
Feature Tree Genus: Ficus
Feature Tree Species: macrophylla
Feature Tree Common Names: Moreton Bay fig, Australian banyan
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QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1850's
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 174 years
Tree Health Description: In general, the trees at Monte Cecilia Park appear to be quite healthy and maintained to a suitable standard.
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 100
Area Covered: 15 ha
Group of Tree Type: Amenity Planting


Date Observer Action
27 May 2012 VanWijngaarden, R.


Lat/Long: -36.91320307236302 / 174.76413488388061
Location Name: Monte Cecilia Park
Address: 72 Hillsborough Road
Suburb: Hillsborough
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: Access to the park is via Delargey Avenue.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Russell VanWijngaarden 27 May 2012
Russell VanWijngaarden 27 May 2012
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