WINNER - NZTR Lockdown Quiz - 11th May 2020

We are pleased to announce that we had two winners of the NZTR Lockdown Quiz who both top-scored with 13 points. They were GERALD COLLETT of Kumeu and HELENA HORSWELL of Helensville.

After conducting a tie-breaker we congratulate Helena Horswell who succeeded in winning the prize of a 1985 second-hand copy of S.W. Burstall & E.V Sale's classic 'Great Trees of New Zealand'.

Thank you to all who participated in the quiz. 

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ANSWERS to NZTR Lockdown Quiz #4 – Historic & Notable - 4th May 2020


1) In what park is the poplar pictured here is located? What year was the image taken and what is the tree’s claim to fame?
A: Frimley Park, Hastings. The image was taken 1969. It is the largest known plains cottonwood in the world. See HBR/210

2) In what town or city is the greatest number of Camperdown elms recorded? Who is the tallest Camperdown elm in that city/town associated with?
A: Christchurch has the greatest number of Camperdown elms. The tree is associated with Henry Richard Webb. See CR/1387

3) The trees NR/749 and NR/73 are both located in Nelson but what else do they have in common?
A: Both trees were planted twice (replanted) by a different person the second time.

4) Where is the current national champion English oak located? Who is it named after? If you click on the sponsors banner at the top of the tree record for this tree where does it take you?
A: At the Grange, 276 Whakarewa St, Motueka, Tasman.  It is named after Dr & Mrs J Sawford Greenwood.    The banner links to Nelson Pine Industries Ltd website. See TSR/0694

5) How many Bunya pines are recorded on the register? What is the NZTR number of the tree with the largest girth in the bottom of the North Island? The tree is otherwise significant in what way?
A: There 47 bunya pines on the register.   The NZTR # is WRR/1236.  It was planted from seed brought from Australia by John Carne Bidwill who discovered the species in Australia, which is named after him.

6) Name three servicemen who have ANZAC commemorative trees planted in their memory.
A: There a numerous by text-based searching the word ANZAC or WWI or WWII

7) Where did Fed Naden get his pōhutukawa seedling from and who helped him plant it?
A: The seedling was found on a cliff at the northern end of Tokomaru Bay.  His mother helped him plant it. See GR/1467

8) Where is the largest (combining height, girth and canopy spread) flowering tree in NZ located?
A: It is located at Roseburn; 130 McKendry Road, Outram, Otago - See OR/0640

9) Where was the second ranking monkey puzzle tree originally cultivated and subsequently planted?
A: The tree was cultivated in Devon and planted at J.B. Acland Mt Peel Station, Canterbury. See CR/1478

10) The tallest conifer in NZ is located where? When was it planted? And who was the stand it is located in dedicated to?
A: Sequoia sempervirens located in the Whakarewa Forest Memorial Grove see BPR/1438.  It was planted in 1901.  The Grove is dedicated to the NZ Forest Service members who died in WW1

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NZTR Lockdown QUIZ #4 – Historic & Notable - 30th Apr 2020

A Notable Poplar

This is the LAST in our 4 quiz series where you can be in to win a 1985 second hand copy of S.W. Burstall & E.V Sale's classic 'Great Trees of New Zealand' (out of print and very collectable).

First correct answer gets 5 points, next 9 correct answers get 2 points. ALL ENTRIES get 1 point. Open to subscribers to NZ Notable Trees Trust, NZ Arb and RNZIH members and the general public, although NZ residents only (winner is to provide a NZ postal address for prize).

Answers to each quiz will be posted after the close of each quiz. ALL answers to each of the questions can be found on the NZ Notable Trees Trust website or NZ Tree Register  and any associated links.

Simply cut-and-paste each questionnaire and email your answers to notabletrees@rnzih.org.nz or you can just do them for fun.

NZTR QUIZ 4 – Historic & Notable


1) In what park is the poplar pictured here located? What year was the image taken and what is the tree’s claim to fame?
2) In what town or city is the greatest number of Camperdown elms recorded? Who is the tallest Camperdown elm in that city/town associated with?
3) The trees 749 and 73 are both located in Nelson but what else do they have in common?
4) Where is the current national champion English oak located? Who is it named after? If you click on the sponsors banner at the top of the tree record for this tree where does it take you?
5) How many Bunya pines are recorded on the register? What is the NZTR number of the tree with the largest girth in the bottom of the North Island? The tree is otherwise significant in what way?
6) Name three servicemen who have ANZAC commemorative trees planted in their memory.
7) Where did Fed Naden get his pōhutukawa seedling from and who helped him plant it?
8) Where is the largest (combining height, girth and canopy spread) flowering tree in NZ located?
9) Where was the second ranking monkey puzzle tree originally cultivated and subsequently planted?
10) The tallest conifer in NZ is located where? When was it planted? And who was the stand it is located in dedicated to?

CLOSES 7pm Monday 04 May

Good Luck!

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ANSWERS to NZTR Lockdown Quiz #3 - Our Indigenous Wonders - 23rd Apr 2020


1) Who can add a tree to the New Zealand Tree Register and what is the first step that is required to be able to do this?
A: Anyone can add a tree. The first step is to create a free account & login.

2) In what reserve is the NZ kauri that is situated close to the southern limit for the species? What is the NZTR number for the tree and who took the image?
A: Hakarimata Scenic Reserve.  NZTR number is WKR/1330.  Matt Smillie took the image. There are other naturally occurring kauri further south but they are not listed on the NZTR.

3) What was thought to have played a significant role in the demise of the mighty 'Toronui’? What year did it fall?
A: Wounding caused to the tree being extensively bled for its gum likely led to its demise. It fell in 1977. See NR/805.

4) What is the name of our largest (by girth) kauri?
A: Te Matua Ngahere - NR/0802

5) Who FIRST discovered the ‘Yakas’ kauri and what was it originally named?
A: This was a slightly confusing question. The botanist Leonard Cockayne first discovered the tree in 1907/8. It was referred to as the ‘Cockayne Kauri’ from that discovery and later named by hunters in the early 1960’s as ‘The Phantom Tree’. Its current name ‘Yakas Kauri’ was attributed to it in 1968. See NR/801.

6) Where is the third largest tōtara in the South Island located?
A: It is located (off Grange Road on private farmland), near Hapuku, Canterbury. see CR/1221

7) What species is the tallest living native tree listed in the register? How tall is it and how much taller has another well-documented tree of the same species been measured at?
A: Dacrydium cupressinum (rimu) is the tallest living native tree listed in the register. It is 53.1m tall [WKR/1241]. It would be 0.5m taller than a 53.6 m (unlisted) tree, measured by Bob Van Pelt on a hunter's track elsewhere in Pureora Forest Park.

8) Who discovered NZ’s champion rimu and how recently was it measured? What is its champion tree score?
A: It [WCR/1640] was discovered by Lindsay Molloy and he and Phil Barker measured it on 27 Jan 2020. The champion tree score is 449

9) Where is the northern rata pictured here located? What ranking for size (girth) does it currently have? Where are the largest co-champions now located?
A: It is located at Bushy Park near Wanganui [WGR/0371]. It is currently ranked the 6th largest Metrosideros robusta when ranked by girth. The two M. robusta in Akatarawa Forest, Upper Hutt with the largest girths [WTR/1291] and [WTR/0976] are national co-champions

10) Which puriri is often referred to as the largest in New Zealand?
A: The twin stemmed tree at Brooklands Park, New Plymouth [TR/0141] is often erroneously referred to as the largest in NZ.

Our final Quiz #4 will be posted at 3pm Next Thursday 30th April - Stay tuned!

 

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NZTR Lockdown QUIZ #3 – Our Indigenous Wonders - 16th Apr 2020

NZTR Lockdown QUIZ #3 – Our Indigenous Wonders

This is the THIRD in our 4 quiz series where you can be in to win a 1985 second hand copy of S.W. Burstall & E.V Sale's classic 'Great Trees of New Zealand' (out of print and very collectable).

First correct answer gets 5 points, next 9 correct answers get 2 points. ALL ENTRIES get 1 point. Open to subscribers to NZ Notable Trees Trust, NZ Arb and RNZIH members and the general public, although NZ residents only (winner is to provide a NZ postal address for prize).

Answers to each quiz will be posted after the close of each quiz. ALL answers to each of the questions can be found on the NZ Notable Trees Trust website or NZ Tree Register  and any associated links.

Simply cut-and-paste each questionnaire and email your answers to notabletrees@rnzih.org.nz or you can just do them for fun.
 

NZTR Lockdown QUIZ #3 – Our Indigenous Wonders


1) Who can add a tree to the New Zealand Tree Register and what is the first step that is required to be able to do this?
2) In what reserve is the NZ kauri that is situated close to the southern limit for the species? What is the NZTR number for the tree and who took the image?
3) What was thought to have played a significant role in the demise of the mighty 'Toronui’? What year did it fall?
4) What is the name of our largest (by girth) kauri?
5) Who FIRST discovered the ‘Yakas’ kauri and what was it originally named?
6) Where is the third largest tōtara in the South Island located?
7) What species is the tallest living native tree listed in the register? How tall is it and how much taller has another well-documented tree of the same species been measured at?
8) Who discovered NZ’s champion rimu and how recently was it measured? What is its champion tree score?
9) Where is the northern rata pictured here located? What ranking for size (girth) does it currently have? Where are the largest co-champions now located?
10) Which puriri is often referred to as the largest in New Zealand?

CLOSES 7pm Monday 20 April

Good Luck!

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ANSWERS to NZTR Lockdown Quiz #2 - General Knowledge - 15th Apr 2020


1) What are the names of 3 sponsors of the NZ Notable Trees Trust?
A: There are a wide range on sponsors on the Notable Trees Trust sponsor’s page here

2) When you click the ‘what’s this?’ next to a girth measurement what information does it provide?
A: The 'what's this' tip explains that girth is a measurement of tree circumference taken with a standard tape expressed in centimetres (cm). i.e. 2.35m = 235cm.

3) What was the girth in 1973 of the Hoop pine located in Stoke?
A: The 1973 tree measurements are shown in the former observation records at the bottom of the tree record. In 1973 the tree’s girth was 312.9 cm. (see record NNR/725). Some entered the current girth.

4) Who is the largest single-stemmed Queensland kauri located in Auckland thought to be associated with?
A: James Dilworth (Tree AR/0735). The other larger tree is not single-stemmed (AR/1145)

5) He broke a world record in 1936 and received this tree as a prize. Who was he and where is the tree located?
A: Jack Lovelock ((John Edward Lovelock) and the tree is located at Timaru Boys High School (CR/0006)

6) What event nearly caused the largest giant redwood in Christchurch not to be planted by whom?
A: Prince Alfred; he was shot in the back by a revolver on 12 March 1868 while attending a picnic in Sydney but survived and planted the tree the following year. (see CR/1074).

7) What does the acronym STEM as it relates to trees in NZ stand for?
A: The Standard Tree Evaluation Method

8) Name the current number of Local Authorities that are known to be currently using STEM.
A: More than 40 or specifically 42 – both answers are correct.

9) At what location is the eastern-most tree recorded in NZ? What was the fate of this and other trees nearby?
A: This question was a little challenging for some.  The tree is located at Bell’s Flat, Raoul Island. This tree and all the other Norfolk Island pines were felled in 2015 by DOC as they were considered weeds (see AOTA/1120 & AOTA/G1124)

10) If you click the ‘Info’ button beside the Genus/Species of a tree record what link does it provide?
A: A link to Wikipedia is provided.
 

Well done to all who entered and thank you for the many great messages we recieved from those who tried the quiz just for fun.
 

Stay tuned for Quiz #3 in our series of 4 which we will post tomorrow at 3pm (16 April)


 

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NZTR Lockdown Quiz #2 - General Knowledge - 10th Apr 2020

NZTR Lockdown Quiz #2 - General Knowledge This is the SECOND in our 4 quiz series where you can be in to win a 1985 second hand copy of S.W. Burstall & E.V Sale's classic 'Great Trees of New Zealand' (out of print and very collectable).

Simply cut-and-paste each questionnaire and email your answers to notabletrees@rnzih.org.nz or you can just do them for fun.

First correct answer gets 5 points, next 9 correct answers get 2 points. ALL ENTRIES get 1 point. Open to subscribers to NZ Notable Trees Trust, NZ Arb and RNZIH members, although NZ residents only (winner is to provide a NZ postal address for prize).

Answers to each quiz will be posted after the close of each quiz. ALL answers to each of the questions can be found on the NZ Notable Trees Trust website or NZ Tree Register  and any associated links.


NZTR QUIZ #2 – General Knowledge

Cut and paste each questionnaire and send with your answers to notabletrees@rnzih.org.nz

1) What are the names of 3 sponsors of the NZ Notable Trees Trust?
2) When you click the ‘what’s this?’ next to a girth measurement what information does it provide?
3) What was the girth in 1973 of the Hoop pine located in Stoke?
4) Who is the largest single-stemmed Queensland kauri located in Auckland thought to be associated with?
5) He broke a world record in 1936 and received this tree as a prize. Who was he and where is the tree located?
6) What event nearly caused the largest giant redwood in Christchurch not to be planted by whom?
7) What does the acronym STEM as it relates to trees in NZ stand for?
8) Name the current number of Local Authorities that are known to be currently using STEM.
9) At what location is the eastern-most tree recorded in NZ? What was the fate of this and other trees nearby?
10) If you click the ‘Info’ button beside the Genus/Species of a tree record what link does it provide?

CLOSES 7pm Monday 13 April -- ***NOW EXTENDED until 7pm Tuesday 14th April***



Good Luck!
 

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ANSWERS to NZTR Lockdown Quiz #1 - Dawn Redwoods in NZ - 7th Apr 2020

Here are the answers to NZTR QUIZ #1 – Dawn Redwoods in NZ


1) What is the height of the tallest currently recorded tree in NZ?
A: 33.8 metres (dawn redwood BPR/1460)

2) Where is the tree in question 1 above located?
A: McLaren Falls Park, Lower Kaimai Tauranga

3) In what region/s is the current National Champion located? (note: there can be more than one!)
A: There are two co-champion dawn redwoods (within 10 points of each other) - Taranaki (TR/0711) & Marlborough (MR/0973)

4) Who cultivated the first dawn redwoods in NZ?
A: Mr. A.W. Anderson (CR/0692)

5) In what year was it cultivated?
A: (July) 1948

6) What is the NZTR number of the largest (girth) tree in NZ?
A: Dawn redwood # MR/0973

7) Who planted the two trees in Christchurch Botanic Garden?
A: Huia Gilpin (CR/0738) planted one AND H.J. Brunner Esq. (CR/1003) planted the other (dawn redwoods).

8) What is the total number of dawn redwood records in the NZTR?
A: There are currently 32 tree listings

9) What is the name of the organisation where the tree pictured was planted?
A: The Cawthron Institute (NNR/0793)

10) How do you the spell the botanical name of dawn redwood?
A: Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Thanks to all that sent in an entry. Quiz #2 will be posted 3pm this Friday 10th April

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