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Pohutukawa

Protected Tree Pohutakawa, Metrosideros excelsa.Pohutukawa, Metrosideros excelsa.

Location: Corner of Carnell and Jull Streets
Significance: Its location and size

This tree occupies a commanding position on the corner of two streets. Its spread and bulk make a strong visual impression on the locality. It is one of the largest Pohutukawa trees in a public place in the city.

The tree was planted in the garden of the property on the corner and probably dates from before 1920. (The Napier South suburb was developed from 1910 onwards.)

Up until the late 1960s, the tree was kept severely trimmed across the top to ensure it cleared overhead power lines. Despite the hard treatment it remains a large tree with a substantial trunk and lower branches.

When power services were undergrounded, the owners of the property were keen to see the tree preserved so it was agreed with the Council that the boundary wall be realigned across the corner leaving the tree standing in the road reserve. Remedial pruning was carried out and the canopy allowed to grow to its natural shape.

Metrosideros excelsa, Pohutakawa (Corner of Carnell and Jull Streets) Location Map

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