Registration Categories

Macrocarpa, St Barnabas Church, Stoke

When registrations are received, the Notable Trees Registration Committee evaluate each tree for their suitability. The trees are placed in one of the following categories.

Notable/Historic Tree – International Interest
- A tree associated with an international head of state or other figurehead.
- The top 10 NZ indigenous champion trees in any species
- Any exotic tree confirmed to be in the top 5 in the world

Historic Tree – National Interest
- Trees associated with early Maori and European historical legend/settlement.
- Trees associated with a prominent national figure

Historic Tree – Local Interest
- Trees associated with a significant local person or important event (Jubilee, centenary etc)

Notable tree – National interest
- Trees rare in New Zealand; of the earliest known plantings or of large diameter, height or canopy spread (in the top ten minus the top 5 which would be international)
- Remnant of an original native forest tract
- Trees considered nationally as outstanding specimens

Notable Tree – Local Interest
- Largest trees in any one of the three dimensions than any of their species known in the region
- Rare or botanically unique local trees, earliest plantings in the district, prominent or landmark tree
- Generally includes any tree over 50 years old

General Tree - All other trees


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