At this time of the year, references to the snow, warm fires and sleigh bells in ubiquitous Christmas carols can either conjure up festive feelings, or a desire to reach for noise-cancelling headphones. Thankfully, a more natural signal that summer (and therefore Christmas) is upon us is, is the blooming of our ‘down under’ Christmas tree…

From bare to blooming – the story of the world’s largest pōhutukawa forest — Conservation blog