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Tree Information x

Identifier: AR/0996
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: VanWijngaarden, R.
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:

This is a unsuspecting example of Chinese juniper, quite possibly being the largest of its species in Auckland. A lovely and full, slow-growing tree existing awkwardly beside/beneath a large and imposing English oak tree. How much taller could it be had it been allowed to 'stand up straight' in the most recent years of its life? To look closely at the foliage of this tree would reveal its interesting two stage juvenile and mature foliage types, lending an easy identification tip to the genus Juniperus.
This is not a huge tree on its own merit but when set against giants, as it is here at Monte Cecilia Park, this tree should most definitely be appreciated for its size and age (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: Juniperus
Species: chinensis
Common names: Chinese juniper,
Height: 11.50m
Height measurement method: Clinometer - SUUNTO
Height Comments: This height measurement was determined by taking the average of two clinometer readings.
Girth: 244 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 77.7 cm
Crown Spread A: 15.00m
Crown Spread B: 14.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 14.50m
Actual Planting Date: actual date not specified
Approx. Planting Date: 1860's
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 164 years
Tree Health Description: This tree appears to be in good health with a thick and dark green canopy, little deadwood and good shoot extension.
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: This tree sits on one straight trunk until it goes crooked from searching for light from under a nearby oak tree
Champion Tree Score: 146
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
12 Jun 2012 VanWijngaarden, R.


Lat/Long: -36.91277416111006 / 174.76336240768433
Location Name: Monte Cecilia Park
Address: 72 Hillsborough Road
Suburb: Hillsborough
City/Town: Auckland
Region: Auckland
Location Description: Located near to the friary property.
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Auckland Council


Preview Credit Date
Russell VanWijngaarden 11 Jun 2012
Russell VanWijngaarden 27 May 2012
Russell VanWijngaarden 27 May 2012
Russell VanWijngaarden 27 May 2012
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