Conference 2010 - 21st May 2010

Conference 2010 On the back of the success of last year’s joint conference with the NZAA, the NZNTT are pleased to announce that we are planning another combined programme.

Mark your calendar for the  11th – 13th of November
This year's venue will be at the Ellerslie Convention Centre, Auckland

You can keep up on the 2010 Conference developments by going to the NZAA website www.nzarbor.org.nz where there will be a full programme available soon.

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May 2010 Newsletter - 21st May 2010

Angophora costata - Hobsonville. Image credit: Brad Cadwallader Dear Notable Tree Enthusiasts,

Our last newsletter stimulated some considerable discussions! Many people seem to have encountered larger radiata pines that our New Plymouth Tree 714 and quite a few of you seem have cut larger ones down. A 'report' of 80m trees being cut down near the Bridge-To-Nowhere on the Whanganui River was most interesting! Alas, there appears to be no evidence or formal record. Several trees claimed to be larger in diameter were found to be multiple stemmed trees and so do not qualify. Even the Awaroa macrocarpa 686 was challenged, but we are confident that it is a single stem.

A Note About Champion Trees

Only single stemmed trees are considered for champion tree status and will have scores automatically calculated on the database. In other words, only trees that contain a single pith within the girth measurement will qualify. Champion tree scores are not calculated for trees with multiple or fused stems although we still recognise the historical and cultural significance of these trees on the database.

An Update - A World Class Angophora!

Our pick of newly updated records is the Angophora costata at Hobsonville (pictured, image credit: Brad Cadwallader). This tree has long been considered as our second largest tree of this species in New Zealand. It has been recently found to be the largest in the country and may well be the largest in the world. This extraordinary tree is well worth a visit if you are ever in the Auckland area. register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/334

New Listings

Of note amongst our new tree listings are 10 dawn redwood records from around the country. Some of the tallest and largest can be seen by using the genus/species search or our NEW FEATURE, the common name search. Try searching ‘dawn redwood’, ‘water fir’ or ‘shui-shan’. If you then click on the 'Score' at the top of the column you are able to further sort your selected data to find the current National Champion and top 5 specimens of this species identified in a recent national survey undertaken by Brad Cadwallader. Some of the other trees listed, whilst not large, are significant because they are some of the first trees on record to be cultivated in New Zealand.

Several Norfolk Island pine trees have been added to our records. These Northland trees were amongst the first of the species introduced into New Zealand in 1836. The Waitangi tree is quite outstanding and despite the presence of multiple tops, so too are the Wahapu Reserve and Scandrett Regional Park trees.

Thank you to those that have sent in updates and new tree records. For those of you who would like to get in on the action to update tree records or register as a tree recorder simply go to our website and follow the instructions.

Mark Your Calendar!

On the back of the success of last year’s joint conference with the NZAA, the NZNTT are pleased to announce that we are planning another combined programme.

Mark your calendar for the 11th – 13th of November.
This year’s venue will be at the Ellerslie Convention Centre, Auckland

You can keep up on the 2010 Conference developments by going to the NZAA website www.nzarbor.org.nz where there will be a full programme available soon.


Kind regards,
The Notable Trees team
notabletrees.org.nz/

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Feb 2010 Newsletter - 12th Feb 2010

Vitex lucens - Tokomaru Bay. Image credit: Thilo Beeker Dear Notable Tree Enthusiasts

With 2010 well underway, the main focus of the Trust’s efforts has been updating and verifying current records held within the database. In addition to this activity there has been many new records added. To view all updated records and any new trees added to the register simply go to the search page and select Verified Trees Only

register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/search

A selection of the more notable new trees added to the register are:

The largest single stemmed macrocarpa recorded in the world. Location - Awaroa
Go to: register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/686

The largest Pinus radiata recorded in the world. Location - New Plymouth
Go to: register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/714

The largest dawn redwood recorded in New Zealand. Location – New Plymouth
Go to: register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/711

To see an update on the progress of the worlds largest manna gum as it stays a nose ahead of the Aussies in the girth stakes.
Go to: register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/348

Tree of the Month
We have received notification of a truly outstanding puriri tree (pictured, image credit: Thilo Beeker). The tree was submitted from a visitor from Sweden. Whilst some measurements of the tree where not able to be taken, close scrutiny of the image will show just how large this tree is! Further information is being sought on the tree to complete the file.
To view the tree, type 710 into the ‘Jump to a specific record’ search and click Jump.

Thank you to those that have sent in updates and new tree records. For those of you who would like to get in on the action to update tree records or register as a tree recorder simply go to our website and follow the instructions.

www.notabletrees.org.nz/

Best wishes for 2010 from the Notable Trees team


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Sign up as a Tree Recorder - 23rd Dec 2009

Submitting new trees to the NZNTT database couldn't be easier.  Click on the following link to open an account. register.notabletrees.org.nz/user/register 

You will be sent a message when your account has been enabled.  A guide to measuring, recording additional information and the submission of new trees online is contained on the NZNTT website.

We look forward to receiving the registration of any new trees to the NZNTT.

Happy Tree Hunting. 

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Dec 2009 Newsletter - 15th Dec 2009

Christmas Greetings from the New Zealand Notable Trees Trust (NZNTT)

The NZNTT Database is Open
For those of you that did not attend the New Zealand Arboricultural Association conference in Blenheim last month, the Trustees wish to inform you that the NZNTT database is now open for viewing.

The database is accessible through the NZNTT website at www.notabletrees.org.nz
Here you will find a link to The New Zealand Tree Register on the Tree Register page or you can follow this link register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/search . You do not need to log in to view the tree files.

The information contained on the database is searchable in various formats i.e. genus, city, region etc. After you have made your initial search, further sorting can be achieved by clicking on the column headers i.e champion tree score. To open a tree file simply click on 'view'.

Much of the existing tree data requires updating. Records shown as unverified requires confirmation the tree still exists or needs to be re-measured. If one of these trees is in your area you can assist the Trust by sending an update via the information submission form which is located at the top of each online tree record.

Register as a Tree Recorder register.notabletrees.org.nz/user/register
If you would like to submit new trees to the NZNTT, click on the link above to open an account. You will be sent a message when your account has been enabled. A guide to measuring, recording additional information and the submission of new trees online are contained on the NZNTT website.

Merry Christmas from the NZNTT Trustees,

David Glenn
Brad Cadwallader
Bryan Gould
Kent Thwaites

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Tree Register Open for Viewing - 26th Nov 2009

The NZNTT is pleased to announce the Database is now accessible. All our current historical tree listings can be found in the New Zealand Tree Register.

Trees can be searched in various ways (City, Region, Species, Champion Tree Scores). As many of the trees require updating, the Trust would be happy to receive any information regarding a listed tree. This could be in the form of new measurements, location details or advice the tree has been removed. Note the verification status of a tree. Verified trees have had their details confirmed and an image attached to the file where one has been sumitted.

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