New Zealand Notable Trees Trust News Feed http://www.notabletrees.org.nz New Zealand Notable Trees Trust RONALD FLOOK AWARD 2017http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/19/RONALD-FLOOK-AWARD-2017Congratulations to <strong>HELEN ELIZABETH LOWE</strong> of Christchurch for being this year&rsquo;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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> Helen&#39;s achievement is regarded as significant, not only because of the importance of Christchurch&#39;s most notable trees to both the city&mdash;and New Zealand&#39;s&mdash;natural and cultural heritage, but because of the importance of retaining their physical presence and cultural legacy in Christchurch&#39;s post-earthquake &quot;geography of loss.&quot;<br /> <br /> The importance of Helen&#39;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:<br /> <br /> &quot;&hellip; 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&hellip;and accordingly attach significant weight to it.&quot;<br /> <br /> 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&rsquo;s heritage trees remain a significant component of the garden city.<br /> <br /> The NZ Notable Trees Trust also considers Helen to be a very worthy recipient indeed.1509274800http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/19/RONALD-FLOOK-AWARD-2017http://www.notabletrees.org.nz197RONALD FLOOK AWARD 2017http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/19/RONALD-FLOOK-AWARD-2017 Auckland Conference 3-5 Nov 2016 & 7th Annual T&#257;ne Mahuta Public Lecturehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/18/Auckland-Conference-3-5-Nov-2016-7th-Annual-T-257-ne-Mahuta-Public-Lecture<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Our joint conference with the NZ Arboricultural Association is just around the corner - we hope to see you there.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Trust is delighted to host the following speakers in our Notable Trees programme;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Philip van Wassenaer</strong>: Urban Forest Innovations Inc. (Canada) &lsquo;Reduce the Crown, Retain the Tree&rdquo;<br /> <strong>Bryan Gould</strong>: Treescape Australia (Brisbane) &lsquo;A Casual Comparison of Araucariaceae in Queensland &amp; NZ<br /> <strong>Helen Lowe</strong>: - Coordinator for Christchurch Civic Trust &amp; Others Arboriculture and Planning: &lsquo;Negotiating the Christchurch Replacement Plan Experience&rsquo;<br /> <strong>David Snowdon</strong>: Auckland Council &quot;Tree Protection - Legislation and Regulation: Do we know what we&rsquo;re doing?&quot;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Check out the full programme <a href="http://www.nzarb.org.nz/Events/Conferences++Workshops/CONFERENCE2016.html">here</a>.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <strong>7<sup>th</sup> Annual T&#257;ne Mahuta Public Lecture</strong><br /> <br /> <br /> The NZ Notable Trees Trust is very pleased to announce that Mike Wilcox will present this year&rsquo;s Public lecture.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>&lsquo;Valuable trees from home and abroad&#39;.</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Mike Wilcox is a retired forestry consultant and scientist. He is considerably involved in Auckland&rsquo;s botany, including being an Honorary Research Associate at the Auckland Museum, and a member of the Auckland Botanical Society, Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, International Dendrology Society, Forest &amp; Bird, Auckland Tree Council, and New Zealand Institute of Forestry.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Mike has a BSc in Botany from Auckland University, an MA in Forestry from Oxford University, and a PhD from North Carolina State University where he did research on the genetics of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), leading to a career in quantitative genetic research and plant breeding of forest trees at the Forest Research Institute&nbsp; (now Scion) in Rotorua.&nbsp; In his international consulting work, Mike undertook numerous assignments in China, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Fiji, Samoa, Vietnam, Laos, Spain, Turkey, Australia and South Africa, specialising in forestry plantations.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Mr Wilcox&rsquo;s lecture will concentrate on trees that he has worked with in one way or another during his time in forestry, including urban forestry. Several of the trees to be profiled have helped shape New Zealand whilst others have featured in Mike&rsquo;s overseas work.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Venue</strong>: Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland<br /> <strong>When</strong>: Thursday 3<sup>rd</sup> November 2016. 6:00-7:00pm<br /> <strong>Entry</strong>: Gold Coin &ndash; with proceeds to the activities of the NZ Tree Register<br /> <br /> Full details are <a href="http://www.nzarb.org.nz/Events/Conferences++Workshops/Tane+Mahuta+Public+Lecture.html">here</a><br /> &nbsp;1473163200http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/18/Auckland-Conference-3-5-Nov-2016-7th-Annual-T-257-ne-Mahuta-Public-Lecturehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz193Auckland Conference 3-5 Nov 2016 & 7th Annual T&#257;ne Mahuta Public Lecturehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/18/Auckland-Conference-3-5-Nov-2016-7th-Annual-T-257-ne-Mahuta-Public-Lecture September 2014 Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/17/September-2014-UpdateSpring greetings to all our tree followers.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Check out highlights and recent activity on the New Zealand Tree Register<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>New &amp; Updated Tree Records</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Juglans ailantifolia, Japanese walnut at Gudex Memorial Park, Cambridge <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1228">1228</a><br /> Eucalyptus saligna, Sydney blue gum. Largest in NZ near Cambridge <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1227">1227</a><br /> Podocarpus totara, a large old growth tree near Hapuku near Kaikoura <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1221">1221</a><br /> Prumnopitys taxifolia, matai. A giant falls in the Easter storm near Nelson <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/778">778</a><br /> Wollemia nobilis, Wollemi pine. First tree planted in NZ (Jan 2013) <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1121">1121</a><br /> Araucaria araucaria, Chile pine. Invercargill. Largest known tree of species in NZ <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/351">351</a><br /> Sequoia sempervirens, coast redwood, Rotorua. Tallest known conifer in NZ at 71.2m <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1208">1208</a><br /> Metasequoia glyptostroboides, dawn redwood. A big first generation tree at Hari Hari <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1220">1220</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> To view other updates on the NZTR go to the &lsquo;<a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/reports/view/changelog">Recent Changes</a>&rsquo; page or search the full register and go to the latest listings.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Rotorua Conference Oct 16-18 2014</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Our joint conference with the NZ Arboricultural Association is just around the corner. Check out the full programme - we hope to see you there.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We are pleased to host the following speakers in our Notable Trees programme;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Imelda Bargas</strong>: Ministry for Culture &amp; Heritage &ndash; Memorial Trees of WWI: Casualties and Survivors<br /> <strong>Justin Morgenroth</strong>: University of Canterbury &ndash; Where Have All the Mature Trees Gone?<br /> <strong>Mark Paget &amp; Julianne Wilkinson</strong>: Rotorua District Council &ndash; Notable Trees of Rotorua<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>T&#257;ne Mahuta Free Public Lecture</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Peter Waddell from the Ronin Institute (USA) will be presenting this year&rsquo;s lecture.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>&lsquo;NZ&rsquo;s Mighty Trees - What we don&rsquo;t know and what we should be doing&rsquo;.</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> It is time to take stock of our old growth kauri. Our last remaining big trees are facing renewed disease threats, climate change, and our own ignorance on how to manage them. This presentation takes a look at the fates of the top 20 big kauri listed by the New Zealand Forest Service in the early 1970&rsquo;s. It will show that conservation of the greatest of these trees in modern times has been a dismal failure. To date, approximately one quarter of these 20 trees are now dead and many of the remainder of them are damaged and or/in dire threat.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Venue: Novotel Lakeside Hotel, Rotorua<br /> When: Thursday 16th October 2014. 6:30-7:30pm<br /> Entry: Free to the public<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Reminders and Updates</strong><br /> Some interesting things to think about and get involved in:<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>&lsquo;Trees of Honour&rsquo; Project</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> This initiative encourages communities around New Zealand to record trees that have been planted to commemorate our service men and women over the years.&nbsp; If you know of a &lsquo;Tree or Avenue of Honour&rsquo; in your local community why not create an enduring record of the tree on the Register and share the story of commemoration with a wider audience.&nbsp; With the Centenary of ANZAC, the Gallipoli Landings and World War I being commemorated in 2015 NZNTT would like to focus on tree plantings that took place to honour those involved with these events, whilst also encouraging the listing of any commemorative tree.&nbsp; Read the &lsquo;<a href="/pages/14/Measuring-Recording-Trees" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:14">How To</a>&rsquo; notes on the website for instructions on listing new trees.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>See latest listings</strong>: Treaty of Versailles Oak, Geraldine Domain <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1198">1198</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Bunya Bunya Tree Hunt</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> The number of bunya bunya records on the NZTR now stands at 34. We&rsquo;re looking for more of these prominent specimens &ndash; so please consider adding new records of this tree. Do you know of a bunya bunya that is not listed on the NZTR? If so, you could take the time to measure, photograph and create a permanent record of it online?<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Sponsors</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> We welcome Waikato District Council to our sponsors list and, as always, the Trustee&rsquo;s wish to offer their continued thanks to our Annual Supporters and Region Sponsors for their ongoing financial assistance of the NZNTT&rsquo;s activities. See the current <a href="/sponsors" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:17">NZNTT Sponsors List</a> &ndash; and please contact us for more information if your organisation would like to become a sponsor &ndash; your help would be greatly appreciated.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Kind regards,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Notable Trees Team<br /> <a href="http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/url/?r=Zwp=&amp;m=BN==&amp;u=nUE0pQbiY3q3ql5ho3EuLzkyqUWyMKZho3WaYz56Y3OuM2ImYmRiFT9gMD==">www.notabletrees.org.nz</a><br /> <br /> &nbsp;1409572800http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/17/September-2014-Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz190September 2014 Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/17/September-2014-Update December 2013 Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/16/December-2013-Update<p>End of year greetings to all you tree enthusiasts out there.<br /> <br /> Yes, it&rsquo;s that time again already &ndash; and so, before we all head off into the summer sunshine, here are a few items of interest to update you on progress with the New Zealand Tree Register.</p> <h3><strong>New and Updated Tree Records</strong></h3> <p>Some awesome new trees (60+ records since our last newsletter) have been added to the database. See:<br /> <br /> A large number of new <em>Sequoiadendron</em> records from Otago have been added.&nbsp; Search for the genus and select the Otago region to see them all, including the largest exotic conifer in the country known as the Frankton Tree <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1160">OR/1160</a>.&nbsp; Check out the updated Mt Pisa tree <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/46">OR/46</a>, read the great story associated with this tree and see this 56 metre specimen in a stunning Central Otago setting.&nbsp; Other listings include the two &lsquo;Trees of Justice&rsquo; in the CBD of Queenstown (<a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1166">OR/1166</a> &amp; <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1167">OR/1167</a>) and two trees at St. Johns Presbyterian Church, Arrowtown (<a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1183">OR/1183</a> &amp; <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1184">OR/1184</a>).&nbsp; See also:<br /> <br /> <em>Tilia x europaea</em>, European lime at Lake Hayes &ndash; was considered to be the tallest specimen in NZ but............, <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1171">OR/1171</a>.<br /> <em>Cedrus libani</em>, cedar of Lebanon &ndash; Tallest and largest recorded at Thurlby Domain near Arrowtown: <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1164">OR/1164</a>.<br /> <em>Pinus radiata</em>, Monterey pine &ndash; known as 'The Wooing Tree', at Cromwell: OR/<a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1163">1163</a>.<br /> <em>Pinus ponderosa</em>, ponderosa pine &ndash; a good tree at Queenstown Gardens: <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1180">OR/1180</a> <br /> <br /> The new records for Raoul Island are our farthest flung, offshore island trees.&nbsp; These include a 50 metre Norfolk Island pine <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1120">AR/1120</a> and a monstrous Kermadec pohutukawa <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1152">AR/1152</a> and five-finger <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1144">AR/1144</a>.<br /> <br /> Whilst you may not be passing by Raoul Island on your holiday travels this season, if you&rsquo;re out and about the country, then check out these and other listed trees for yourself &hellip; and remember to take a tape measure so that you can add some new records into the register too!<br /> <br /> Sixteen trees at the former Government House in Auckland have been added.&nbsp; See Group listing <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1141">AR/1141</a> or search 14 Glenfell Place, Auckland and click to see them all on a map.&nbsp; A big thanks to Russell VanWijngaarden<br /> <br /> To view other updates on the NZTR go to the &lsquo;<a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/reports/view/changelog">Recent Changes</a>&rsquo; page or search the full register and go the last listings.</p> <h3><strong>Queenstown Conference 2013</strong></h3> <p>For those of you that made it to the NZ Arb conference you will know what a fantastic success it was.&nbsp; The Trustees wish to thank the speakers that gave presentations during the Notable Trees stream, they include; Sharon Lilly - ISA, Adrian Lamont &ndash; Auckland Council and Cheryl Prew &ndash; Soil Foodweb Institute.<br /> <br /> A special thank you to Will Koomijian and Shane Blacktopp from Ascending the Giants for presenting the 4th Annual Tane Mahuta Lecture &lsquo;Climbing &amp; Documenting the Tree Giants of the Pacific Northwest&rsquo;.<br /> <br /> Over $2200 was raised at this year&rsquo;s NZNTT Auction at the conference dinner and awards.&nbsp; Congratulations go to Stacy Colyer, Terry Flanagan and David James for their successful bids and donations.&nbsp; A heartfelt thank you to <a href="http://cindyflook.co.nz/">Cindy Flook</a> for her very generous gift of original art work which was, undoubtedly, the highlight of the auction.<br /> </p> <h3>Reminders and Updates</h3> <p>Some interesting things to think about and get involved in:</p> <h3><strong>&lsquo;Trees of Honour&rsquo; Project</strong></h3> <p>This initiative encourages communities around New Zealand to record trees that have been planted to commemorate our service men and women over the years.&nbsp; If you know of a &lsquo;Tree or Avenue of Honour&rsquo; in your local community why not create an enduring record of the tree on the Register and share the story of commemoration with a wider audience.&nbsp; With the Centenary of ANZAC, the Gallipoli Landings and World War I being commemorated in 2015 NZNTT we would like to focus on tree plantings that took place to honour those involved with these events, whilst also encouraging the listing of any commemorative tree. &nbsp; Read the &lsquo;<a href="/pages/16/Adding-Trees" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:16">How To</a>&rsquo; notes on the website for instructions on listing trees.<br /> <br /> See latest listings ANZAC Park, Nelson <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1091">NR/1091</a> and The &lsquo;Riversdale Avenue of Honour&rsquo; <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1182">SR/1182</a> and one of the trees in that avenue <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1191">SR/1191</a></p> <h3><strong>Bunya Bunya Tree Hunt</strong></h3> <p>The number of bunya bunya records on the NZTR now stands at 31. We&rsquo;re looking for more of these prominent specimens &ndash; so please consider adding new records of this tree.&nbsp; The latest is an old tree located at the former Bishop&rsquo;s residence near Nelson <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1142">NNR/1142</a>. Do you know of a bunya bunya that is not listed on the NZTR? &nbsp; If so, could you take the time to measure, photograph and create a permanent record of it online?</p> <h3><strong>Sponsors</strong></h3> <p>As always, the Trustee&rsquo;s wish to offer their continued thanks to our Annual Supporters and Region Sponsors for their financial assistance of the NZNTT&rsquo;s activities.&nbsp; See the current <a href="/sponsors" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:17">NZNTT Sponsors List</a> &ndash; and please contact us for more information if your organisation would like to become a sponsor &ndash; your support is greatly appreciated.<br /> <br /> Need a copy of the Standard Tree Evaluation Method - STEM&trade;? You can obtain a copy from <a href="http://touchwoodbooks.co.nz/products/164921?barcode=9780473040390&amp;title=StandardTreeEvaluationMethod%28STEM%29">Touchwood Books</a> or by contacting the Trust. <br /> <br /> Kind regards and best wishes for the holiday season,<br /> <br /> <strong>The Notable Trees Team</strong><br /> www.notabletrees.org.nz</p> <br />1387364400http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/16/December-2013-Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz184December 2013 Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/16/December-2013-Update July 2013 Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/15/July-2013-UpdateIt has been a busy few months since our last update with approximately 40 trees being updated or added to the NZTR.<br /> <br /> <h3><strong>New Zealand Tree Register Highlights</strong></h3> Following an inquiry from Portugal, we chased down and obtained details of several of our largest Algerian oak records. The Tauranga tree, considered &lsquo;the best looking tree&rsquo; in S.W. Burstall&rsquo;s 1984 survey, <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1098">BPR/1098</a> and a fine tree at St Kentigern School, Auckland <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1097">AR/1097</a> which now joins the Cornwall Park tree <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/665">AR/665</a> at the top of the table.<br /> <br /> Northern rata, known as the &lsquo;Phantom&rsquo; near Rotorua. A monster at 4.4m diameter. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1100">BPR/1100</a><br /> Swamp cypress, the largest know in NZ. Myers Park, (319 points) Auckland <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1095">AR/1095</a><br /> Radiata pine, Dunedin Botanic Garden (436 points) <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1096">OR/1096</a><br /> Giant redwood, a rare tree on the west coast. Reefton Medical Centre, c1860 <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1073">WCR/1073</a><br /> Queensland kauri, The Domain, Auckland (322 points) <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1099">AR/1099</a><br /> <br /> Several trees in the Christchurch Botanic Garden have been added included amongst others;<br /> Giant redwood, an avenue of 6 trees on Archery Lawn, the largest being (472 points) <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1112">CR/1112</a><br /> Chile pine, the last remaining of several trees at this location <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1080">CR/1080</a><br /> NZ hybrid blue gum, perhaps the only known specimen of this hybrid <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1115">CR/1115</a><br /> English oak, known as the &lsquo;Albert Edward Oak&rsquo; considered the &lsquo;first tree planted&rsquo; <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1119">CR/1119</a><br /> <br /> To view other updates on the NZTR go to the &lsquo;<a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/reports/view/changelog">Recent Changes</a>&rsquo; page.<br /> <h3><strong>&lsquo;Trees of Honour&rsquo; Project</strong></h3> Taking a lead from the Australian <a href="http://treenet.org/">TREENET</a> project - <a href="http://www.avenuesofhonour.org/">&lsquo;Avenues of Honour&rsquo;</a>, we begin a focus project to encourage communities around New Zealand to record trees that have been planted to commemorate our service men and women over the years.<br /> <br /> Some of our existing records provide examples of such plantings: the Anzac tree, Eastbourne <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/4">WTR/4</a>, Hamilton West School group planting <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/897">WKR/897</a>, 23rd Battalion Tree, Nelson <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1105">NNR/1105</a>, Redwood Memorial Grove, Rotorua <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/936">BPR/936</a>, the 'Lone Pine' descendant, Christchurch <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/961">CR/961</a> (use the text based search to find others using key words such as Anzac, World War and Gallipoli).<br /> <br /> If you know of a &lsquo;Tree of Honour&rsquo; in your local community, why not create an enduring record of the tree on the NZTR and share the story of commemoration with a wider audience. <br /> <br /> With the Centenary of ANZAC, the Gallipoli Landings and World War I being commemorated in 2015, we would like to focus on tree plantings that took place to honour those involved with these events whilst also encouraging the listing of any other commemorative tree. Read the &lsquo;how to notes&rsquo; on the website for instructions on listing trees.<br /> <h3><strong>Bunya Bunya Tree Hunt</strong></h3> A further Bunya pine has been added to the NZTR taking our total to 30 records. This follows our call to chase down prominent specimens of this tree. The latest is the second of two in the Botanic Garden in Christchurch <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1084">CR/1084</a>. Do you know of a Bunya Bunya that is not listed on the NZTR? If so, take the time to measure, photograph and create a permanent record of it online. <br /> <h3><strong>New Trustee</strong></h3> The Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Rogers to the NZNTT Board. Carl brings a wealth of organisational and industry expertise to the Trust. We value his commitment and involvement and look forward to working with him.<br /> <h3><strong>STEM&trade; &ndash; Standard Tree Evaluation Method</strong></h3> We are also pleased to announce that the NZNTT is now the copyright holder of STEM&trade; &ndash; the Standard Tree Evaluation Method used by many Councils around New Zealand to evaluate trees for their respective district plans. The Trust is indebted to Cindy Flook for allowing the Trust to become the new home for this valuable tool.<br /> <br /> Copies of the STEM&trade; manual can purchased for $115 inc. gst from <a href="http://www.touchwoodbooks.co.nz/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=1138668&amp;A=SearchResult&amp;SearchID=23259044&amp;ObjectID=1138668&amp;ObjectType=27">Touchwood Books</a> or the <a href="/pages/2/Contact" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:2">NZNTT</a>.<br /> <h3><strong>Sponsors</strong></h3> The Trustee&rsquo;s wish to offer their continued thanks to our Annual Supporters and Region Sponsors for their financial assistance of the Trust&rsquo;s activities. See the current <a href="/sponsors" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:17">NZNTT Sponsors List</a> and contact us for more information if you think your organisation would like join this group.<br /> <br /> Kind regards,<br /> <br /> The Notable Trees Team <br /> <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">www.notabletrees.org.nz</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br />1374580800http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/15/July-2013-Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz177July 2013 Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/15/July-2013-Update March 2013 Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/14/March-2013-UpdateGreetings tree aficionado's<br /> <br /> The year is Marching on as they say so we are pleased to bring you our latest update. It has been a busy start to the year for us with many new tree records coming in from around the country.<br /> <h3><strong>New Trees and New Years Resolutions</strong></h3> Several people took up our challenge to get cracking and become an active contributor to the NZTR.&nbsp; Two people stand out, Darryl Judd of Palmerston North and Phil Sale of Tauranga have created or updated 17 and 11 single tree or group tree records respectively already this year &ndash; well done chaps!&nbsp; Another keen contributor has been Matt Smillie of Wellington on his quest to track down many of the trees S.W. Burstall considered to be the largest/best in the country.&nbsp; Check out some of the highlights below.<br /> <h3><strong>New Zealand Tree Register Highlights</strong></h3> Norfolk Island pine (404 Points) Yatton Park, Tauranga. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1068">BPR/1068</a> 2nd tallest in World (51.4m)<br /> Bunya Bunya (341 Points) Yatton Park, Tauranga. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1025">BPR/1025</a> NZ Champ<br /> Queensland kauri (376 Points) Yatton Park, Tauranga. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1026">BPR/1026</a> NZ Champ<br /> Redwood (494 Points) Memorial Grove, Rotorua. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1072">BPR/1072</a> Tallest in NZ (68.7m)<br /> Chinese swamp cypress (219 Points) Botanic Gardens, Christchurch. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1071">CR/1071</a> NZ Champ<br /> River she-oak (348 Points) Hunter Estate Reserve, Katikati. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1063">BPR/1063</a> NZ Champ<br /> Bermuda cedar (191 Points) Parnell, Auckland. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1071">AR/1070</a> NZ Champ<br /> Giant sequoia (536 Points) Botanic Gardens, Christchurch. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1074">CR/1074</a> 'The Prince Alfred Tree'<br /> <h3><strong>Undoing History</strong></h3> Occasionally we come across trees previously recorded were errors have been made.&nbsp; Sometimes trees have been listed as the wrong species or simply an error was made measuring it.&nbsp; In some instances multiple-stemmed trees have been measured as a single measurement.&nbsp; It is very hard to &lsquo;undo&rsquo; a record once it is created so from time to time we will profile trees that fall into this category.<br /> <br /> The Frimley Park river she-oak (<a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/203">HBR/203</a>) near Havelock North is one of those trees.&nbsp; Former paper records showed this tree to be very big.&nbsp; A recent update revealed that it has a double stem.<br /> <br /> The Anzac Park American elm (<a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/775">NNR/775</a>), once recorded as the only large tree of this species recorded in NZ was finally confirmed to be a Dutch elm after it was recently removed and a herbarium sample sent for verification. <br /> <h3><strong>Bunya Bunya Tree Hunt</strong></h3> Three new Bunya pines have been added to the NZTR following our call to chase down prominent specimens of this tree.&nbsp; Check out new trees in Christchurch <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1056">CR/1056</a>, Auckland <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1069">AR/1069</a> and Tauranga <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1061">BPR/1061</a>.&nbsp; Do you know of a Bunya Bunya that is not listed on the NZTR?&nbsp; If so, take the time to measure, photograph and create a permanent online record of it. <br /> <h3><strong>Sponsors</strong></h3> Is your organisation looking to support a good cause?&nbsp; Consider joining our growing list of Annual Supporters of the Trust.&nbsp; Maybe you might even be in a position to become a Region Sponsor.&nbsp; See our <a href="/sponsors" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:17">NZNTT Sponsors List</a> and contact us for more information.<br /> <br /> Kind regards,<br /> <br /> The Notable Trees Team <br /> <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">www.notabletrees.org.nz<br /> </a><br /> <br />1363518000http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/14/March-2013-Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/images/176/medium/Copy-of-Mensuration-Report-No18-0004.jpgMarch 2013 Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/14/March-2013-Update December 2012 Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/13/December-2012-Update<strong>Season&rsquo;s Greetings tree aficionado's</strong><br /> <br /> Christmas is fast approaching and before you know it will be the close on another year. That&rsquo;s of course if the world doesn&rsquo;t end this Friday. We at the Trust are quietly confident that the Mayan&rsquo;s have got it wrong and that life will go on as we know it.<br /> <br /> <strong>New Zealand Tree Register</strong><br /> Here are several highlights and one sad loss to bring to your attention from activity on the NZTR over the past few months.<br /> <br /> &bull; Norfolk Island pine (353 Points), Mission Bay, Auckland. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1038">AR/1038</a><br /> &bull; Tulip tree (280 points), Caccia Birch House, Palmerston North. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1053">MWR/1053</a><br /> &bull; Weeping ash (131 points), Knox Church, Dunedin. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1021">OR/1021</a><br /> &bull; Totara (394 points), Manawatu Scenic Reserve. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1023">MWR/1023</a><br /> &bull; Atlantic cedar, one of Burstall&rsquo;s picks at Westoe near Marton. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1041">MWR/1041</a><br /> &bull; Tulip Tree (162 years), Isel Park, Nelson. Significantly damaged in a storm recently. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/087">NNR/087</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Bunya Bunya Tree Hunt</strong><br /> Do you know of a Bunya Bunya that is not listed on the NZTR? If so we&rsquo;d be keen to see it along side the 24 nationwide tree records that we currently have. The trust and everyone else with an interest will thank you for your effort.<br /> <br /> <strong>Post Conference</strong><br /> For those that could not make the joint NZ Arb and NZNTT conference in Wellington last October make sure you plan early for Queenstown next year &ndash; you missed a great event. We&rsquo;ve had some positive feedback on Bryan Gould&rsquo;s presentation (Building Public interest in Significant Community Trees) which focused on how the NZTR can be used to educate the public and raise the profile of important trees. Brad Cadwallader&rsquo;s presentation (What Makes a Champion Tree &ndash; Then and Now) also stimulated a great deal of interest. He gave an overview on how we determine <a href="/pages/15-8/Champion-Trees" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:8">champion trees</a> now and what&rsquo;s changed over the years. It is clear that we need to put our historic tree records aside and start taking a fresh look around the country before any further claims can be made.<br /> <br /> <strong>Sponsors</strong><br /> The Trustees are pleased to welcome Auckland Council as a new Annual Supporter of the Trust. View the complete NZNTT Sponsors List <a href="/sponsors" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:17">here</a>. Is your organisation on the list?!<br /> <br /> <strong>New Trees and New Years Resolutions</strong><br /> Remember, you can add a tree at anytime and for any reason to the New Zealand Tree Register. Just log in and get cracking!<br /> <br /> The Notable Trees Team wish you a happy and safe Christmas and we look forward to an awesome 2013.<br /> <br /> <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">www.notabletrees.org.nz</a><br /> <br /> <br />1355914800http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/13/December-2012-Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/images/172/medium/Isel-Liriodendron.JPGDecember 2012 Updatehttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/13/December-2012-Update September 2012http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/12/September-2012Greetings tree aficionado's<br /> <br /> It has been a while since our last update. New entries on the New Zealand Tree Register (NZTR) have been slow but steady over the past four months but there are several highlights to bring to your attention.<br /> <ul> <li>The largest known hoop pine in New Zealand located in Auckland, record <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/992">992</a>.</li> <li>The monstrous 1860 'Grey Pine' near Geraldine, record <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1008">1008</a>.</li> <li>Two very big totara at Mt. Peel Forest Park. 'Mills Totara', record <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1009">1009</a> and the Dennistoun tree, record <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1010">1010</a> .</li> <li>Use the tree search to check out the current dawn redwood listings to see two very big recent discoveries near the top of the table (Auckland and Blenheim).</li> <li>Two Royal trees at Government House in Wellington. Planted in 1954 by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, record <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1016">1016</a>.</li> </ul> <br /> The Trustees are pleased to welcome the <a href="http://www.nzrecreation.org.nz/">New Zealand Recreation Association</a> (NZRA) as a new Annual Supporter of the Trust. View the complete <a href="/sponsors" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:17">NZNTT Sponsors List</a> here.<br /> <br /> Remember, you can add a tree at anytime and for any reason to the New Zealand Tree Register. Just log in and get cracking!<br /> <br /> Kind regards, <br /> <br /> The Notable Trees Team.<br /> <a href="/" data-object-ref="scm_page_content:1">www.notabletrees.org.nz</a>1348660800http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/12/September-2012http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/images/170/medium/Grey-Pine-Fleur-Gaston.jpgSeptember 2012http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/12/September-2012 Jan 2011 Newsletterhttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/11/Jan-2011-NewsletterDear Notable Tree Enthusiasts, <br /> <br /> The New Year is well underway with many of us here in New Zealand still in holiday mode.&nbsp; 2010 ended on a high following another successful joint NZAA/NZNTT conference in Auckland where attendees enjoyed the mix of social gatherings held over a comprehensive 3-day programme.&nbsp; Kauri Dieback was the subject of the free public Tane Mahuta Lecture where Dr. Nick Waipara presented the audience with a grim account of the potential loss of our iconic tree to <em>Phytophthora taxon Agathis</em> (PTA).&nbsp; This was, in effect, a timely reminder of the importance of recording our current tree heritage so that, in the event of decline or loss, future generations can at least marvel at what we were able to experience. <br /> <br /> There have been a number of interesting trees added to the database in the past few months.&nbsp; In addition to this we are pleased to release more improvements to the database.&nbsp; More below but first, <br /> <br /> <h3>A note about measuring the girth of trees on slopes</h3> In the last newsletter we talked in general terms about measuring tree girth.&nbsp; Trees growing on sloping ground create problems in relation to where to place the baseline of your tape to determine breast height (1.4m).&nbsp; Do you measure from the bottom of the slope at ground level, or on the top side?&nbsp; For consistency and accuracy we prefer breast height to be taken from the mid-slope position.&nbsp; To do this, sight down the centerline of the stem to where it comes in contact with the ground.&nbsp; Place the baseline of your tape here and then take your 1.4m measurement.<br /> <br /> On very steep slopes you may need to measure the tree above 1.4m to clear the ground on the topside.&nbsp; As examples, tree 778 was measured at 2m and tree 779 was measured at 1.6m.&nbsp; In the notes a reference has been made to the height of girth relative to the topside of the tree.&nbsp; This provides good reference information to other tree measurers who may re-measure the tree in the future. <br /> <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/778">register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/778</a><br /> <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/779">register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/779</a><br /> <br /> <h3>An update &ndash; The Pahi Moreton Bay fig in Northland</h3> This tree was considered by Bob Burstall in 1971 to be the finest looking specimen in the country.&nbsp; Updated measurements and images have been recently entered into the database &ndash; and, from the new information, you can see that Burstall&rsquo;s comment is still true today.&nbsp; Check out <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/501">register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/501</a><br /> A new listing of the Moreton Bay specimen at Monte Cecilia Park, in Hillsborough, Auckland, shows that this tree is still the largest tree of this species recorded in New Zealand <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/783">register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/783</a>.&nbsp; To view the full potential of these trees go to the Australian Big Tree Register <a href="http://www.nationalregisterofbigtrees.com.au/listing_view.php">www.nationalregisterofbigtrees.com.au/listing_view.php</a><br /> <br /> <strong>New listings</strong><br /> Two standout trees have been listed along with many other new trees. In brief &ndash; firstly, the Caucasian fir (<em>Abies nordmanniana</em>) at Mararewa, near Tapawera in Tasman is an exceptional specimen &ndash; particularly since it has come to light that it is the largest recorded specimen outside its natural range&nbsp;<a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/696">register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/696</a> .&nbsp; The second tree is the Coulter pine (<em>Pinus coulteri</em>) located at Otekaieke, North Otago.&nbsp; The institution where this tree is located has a very interesting history.&nbsp; Despite the tree record being dated 1984 (S.W. Burstall) it is still the largest known Coulter pine in the world.&nbsp; Images on the Internet of the Campbell Park Estate appear to show that the tree still exists and one wonders at how much it has grown over the past 30 years. <a href="http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/776">register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/776</a><br /> <br /> <strong>New features</strong><br /> We have had lots of feedback regarding the new database features reported in the last newsletter.&nbsp; The map feature and tree dimension format on the search results table have been well received.&nbsp; The &lsquo;recent changes&rsquo; report, located on the database home page, has also been very popular.&nbsp; Thank you all for your feedback.<br /> <br /> <p><strong>Text Search</strong><br /> The tree notes are now fully searchable.&nbsp; This development was made possible by the <strong>Ministry for Culture and Heritage</strong> and the Trust thanks them for their assistance and support.&nbsp; The feature will be of particular interest to historians and writers.&nbsp; To use this feature select &lsquo;Text Based Search&rsquo; located at the top of the search page.&nbsp; Enter your key word/s and click &lsquo;Enter&rsquo;. For example, to see how the feature works, try searching &lsquo;Prince or &lsquo;World War&rsquo;.</p> <br /> <strong>Quick Search By Region</strong> <br /> You will note the new map on the home page of the database and the &lsquo;drop down&rsquo; for each region in New Zealand.&nbsp; This enables users to quickly search trees listed within given area.<br /> <br /> <strong>Regional Sponsors</strong><br /> Users will notice sponsor banners showing up on the tree file pages.&nbsp; The Trust is pleased to offer individuals and organisations the opportunity to support the project and in return gain some recognition.&nbsp; Anyone wishing to sponsor all the trees of a particular region in New Zealand should contact the Trust via the website.<br /> <br /> <h3>Mark Your Calendar!</h3> The NZNTT will be hosting an informal information event at <strong>Cornwall Park in Auckland on Friday 18 February</strong>.&nbsp; A brief presentation on using the database and listing new trees will be given.&nbsp; This will be followed by measuring trees in the field. Bring a lunch and come join us in the park.&nbsp; Meet at the Education Room at the Cornwall Park visitor&rsquo;s information centre at 9.00am. <br /> <br /> Thank you to those that have sent in updates and new tree records.&nbsp; For those of you who would like to get in on the action to update tree records or register new trees, simply go to the website and follow the instructions.<br /> <br /> <br /> Kind regards,<br /> The Notable Trees team<br /> <a href="http://www.notabletrees.org.nz">www.notabletrees.org.nz</a><br /> <br />1295694000http://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/11/Jan-2011-Newsletterhttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/images/141/medium/big-cone-pine.jpgJan 2011 Newsletterhttp://www.notabletrees.org.nz/news/11/Jan-2011-Newsletter