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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NZ Tree Register Lockdown Quiz Series - 3rd Apr 2020

1954 dawn redwood


Going a little stir-crazy during the COVID-19 lock-down and need a little tree fix? Enter our NZTR Quiz and you will 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).

There will be 4 Quizzes of 10 questions over the next 4 weeks. Simply cut-and-paste each questionnaire and email your answers to notabletrees@rnzih.org.nz

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 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 .
 

NZTR QUIZ #1 CLOSES -  7pm MONDAY 6 April


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

All questions to Quiz #1 relate to DAWN REDWOOD trees recorded on the NZ Tree Register (NZTR) or information on the Notable Trees Website

1) What is the height of the tallest currently recorded tree in NZ?

2) Where is the tree in question 1 above located?

3) In what region/s is the current National Champion located? (note: there can be more than one!) Read how champion trees are determined

4) Who cultivated the first dawn redwoods in NZ?

5) In what year was it cultivated?

6) What is the NZTR number of the largest (girth) tree in NZ?

7) Who planted the two trees in Christchurch Botanic Garden?

8) What is the total number of dawn redwood records in the NZTR?

9) What is the name of the organisation where the tree in the black and white image at this link was planted?

10) How do you the spell the botanical name of dawn redwood?
 

Good Luck!

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2019 NZ Arb Annual Conference & Awards - 22nd Oct 2019

2019 NZ Arb Annual Conference & Awards NZ Arb Annual Conference & Awards
Thu, 14-16 Nov 2019 | Napier Conference Centre

The Annual Conference is the largest arboriculture gathering on the New Zealand calendar and this year it takes place 14 – 16 November in Napier, in the heart of the stunning Hawke’s Bay.

See Programme & and Register here
 

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2018 NZ Arb Conference & Husqvarna National Tree Climbing Championship - 17th Oct 2018

2018 NZ Arb Conference & Husqvarna National Tree Climbing Championship 2018 NZ Arb Conference & Husqvarna National Tree Climbing Championship

This year's Conference and Climbing Championship is being held from the 8th to 10th November, Dunedin Town Hall. See NZArb's website for full programme and registration.

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New National Champion Tulip Tree - 11th Nov 2017

New National Champion Tulip Tree Located on Centennial Drive, Matamata this very imposing tree has a plaque stating that it was planted by Mr A. Young in 1940. With a Champion Tree Score of 399 the tree is an exceptional size for an 80 year old specimen.

More information here WKR/1442 .

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Tallest Cultivated Coast-Redwood in the World - 2nd Nov 2017

Head and Shoulders Above the Rest

A ground based laser measurement of 73.4 metres establishes that his particular tree is most likely the tallest tree in the Redwood Memorial Grove and therefore confirms that it is the tallest cultivated conifer in the world.

Go to the NZ Tree Register here BPR/1438 for more information

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RONALD FLOOK AWARD 2017 - 30th Oct 2017

Congratulations to HELEN ELIZABETH LOWE of Christchurch for being this year’s recipient of the NZ ARB Ronald Flook Award - an award which recognises outstanding service to the care and protection of trees in New Zealand.

By awarding this to Helen, the NZ Arboricultural Association has recognised the key role and tremendous effort she made last year to save approximately 1500 heritage and notable trees of Christchurch by ensuring they remain protected on the Christchurch Replacement District Plan.

Helen's achievement is regarded as significant, not only because of the importance of Christchurch's most notable trees to both the city—and New Zealand's—natural and cultural heritage, but because of the importance of retaining their physical presence and cultural legacy in Christchurch's post-earthquake "geography of loss."

The importance of Helen's contribution was also recognised by the Independent Hearing Panel itself, which in reaching their decision on the Trees section of the Christchurch Replacement District Plan noted that:

"… we acknowledge her expertise as a planner from her previous experience and accept without question the very competent and professional way in which she gave her evidence…and accordingly attach significant weight to it."

NZ Arb considers Helen to be a well-deserving recipient of this award which acknowledges her outstanding contribution to tree protection in New Zealand. It also acknowledges the gratitude of the Christchurch Civic Trust, the people of Christchurch and the wider community to the role she played in ensuring that the city’s heritage trees remain a significant component of the garden city.

The NZ Notable Trees Trust also considers Helen to be a very worthy recipient indeed.

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World Champion Eucalyptus MacArthurii Update - 13th Jan 2017

World Champion Eucalyptus MacArthurii Update Recent updated measurements of the largest known Camden woollybutt (Eucalyptus macarthurii) in the world have been entered in the NZ Tree Register. The tree is located in the Ngaruawahia Primary School grounds.

Go to the NZ Tree Register here WKR/635 to see more information. 

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