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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/0990
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: VanWijngaarden, R.
Registration Category: Notable tree – National interest
General Notes:
This little-leaf fig has grown to massive proportions in this row of three. The large branches that this tree has lost are comparatively small to the total mass of this tree. It is growing beside a large Araucaria bidwillii and another large F. obliqua and has an Elaeagnus growing around the northern side of its trunk. Be sure to see this tree when you're at the park as it would be easily passed by presuming it to be the more commonly planted F. macropyhlla. This is a very rare tree for Auckland, especially at this size (VanWijngaarden, R. 2012).

Information about Monte Cecilia Park, it's many fine specimen trees, architecture and cultural history can be found by referring to the following listing, AR/G0984.

Single Tree Details

Genus: Ficus
Species: obliqua
Common names:
Height: 30.50m
Height measurement method: Clinometer - SUUNTO
Height Comments: the height of this tree has been determined by taking the average of two clinometer readings
Girth: 1225 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 389.9 cm
Crown Spread A: 35.00m
Crown Spread B: 43.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 39.00m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1850's
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 168 years
Tree Health Description: This tree is very healthy in this location, despite having some deadwood throughout the underside of the canopy (2012).
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 3
Tree Form Comments: This tree appears to have several fused stems forming one trunk that branches off into several massive limbs at about 2-3m.
Champion Tree Score: 0
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0

Observations

Date Observer Action
10 Jun 2012 VanWijngaarden, R.

Location

Lat/Long: -36.9132288069615 / 174.76493954658508
Location Name: Monte Cecilia Park
Address: 72 Hillsborough Road
Suburb: Hillsborough
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: near to the Korma Road pedestrian entrance to the park
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Auckland Council

Images

Preview Credit Date
Russell VanWijngaarden 10 Jun 2012
Russell VanWijngaarden 10 Jun 2012
Russell VanWijngaarden 10 Jun 2012
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