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Pohutukawa & Rata
New Zealand's ironhearted trees

Philip Simpson
Te Papa Press
$NZ59.99

THESE two crimson-flowered members of the myrtle family are symbols of our country and enmeshed in our identity. Philip Simpson's exhaustive book makes for informative yet riveting reading as he explores the taxonomy, history, depredation and conservation of these trees. A book that deserves to be pored over by anyone who has our ecology at heart.

Weekend Gardener, Issue 185, 2005, Page 33
Reproduced in the New Zealand Garden Journal
(Journal of the Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture) 2006, 9(2): 31

Web notes:

This book was the winner of the 2006 Montana Medal for non-fiction, and
winner of the environment category of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2006.

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH

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