Hesperocyparis forbesii

Other Names

Cupressus forbesii ,  Tecate Cypress

Location

Colac Botanic Gardens, Fyans Street, COLAC, COLAC OTWAY SHIRE

File Number

T11496

Level

Regional

Statement of Significance

Contribution to landscape of historic garden
Rare or localised

This stand of Tecate Cypress ( Hesperocyparis forbesii) comprises the only known examples of the species in Victoria. A native of South and Baja California, the species is notable for its peeling bark, which leaves bright green patches, later turning red-brown. The foliage has the appearance of Cupressus macrocarpa but is brighter green. The single tree is atypical having a pendulous habit and slightly different foliage. The group in the north-east corner are stressed from carparking and compacted soil.

Measurements: 07/03/1990
Tree 1:
Spread (m): 9.5
Girth (m): 2
Height (m): 12
Tree 2:
Girth (m): 2.32
Height (m): 8
Tree 3:
Girth (m): 1.02
Height (m): 6.6
Estimated Age (yrs): 80
Condition: Fair

Measurements: 25/11/2003
Spread (m): 9.0
Girth (m): 2
Height (m): 13
Condition: Good

Access: Unrestricted
Classified: 12/04/1990

Group

Parks, Gardens and Trees

Category

Tree groups - copse