Pohutukawa and friends

I was inspired to do this post by the recent campaign to save six pohutukawa trees along Great North Rd.

Oh and by a beautiful day on Tiritiri Matangi Island.

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Here is tieke admiring pohutukawa from the branches of what I think is a Coprosma sp.

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Here is profusely flowering pohutukawa being photo bombed by flax (so cheeky)

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Here is pohutukawa, nestled in to look at the view across Hauraki gulf with cabbage trees.

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I was so very lucky to catch a kokako enjoying itself bathing. Then to my delight it flew and perched directly above me.

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Finally here is pohutukawa (this one opting for a less profuse but nonetheless elegant floral display) standing proud with kanuka

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To the six pohutukawa’s on Great North Road we send our love & if our roots could move we’d be on that 360 degree ferry and down SH1 to stand with you…