Sun-loving exotics from much warmer climes are putting down roots here in the South, observes Mark Clark.
Life and Shade
Some trees come with their own decisions, writes Mark Clark.
The Canary Island Date Palm is rooted in the colonisation story, writes Mark Clark.
A tree of many names can still be a little anonymous, writes Mark Clark.
The southern-most beech can still be found if you know where to look, writes Mark Clark.
It might be named after two other plants, but the willow peppermint has charms all of its own, writes Mark Clark.
The northern giants of Aotearoa's green mantle, kauri can also be found in the South.
Big tree. What marvellous Teutonic brevity and understatement. Most 2 year olds would know what it means, writes Mark Clark.
The words "palms’’ and "Otago’’ are not often seen in the same sentence. But there are more palms in our southern gardens than you might expect, writes Mark Clark.
In a new column from Mark Clark, we take a closer look at some of the more notable trees and bushes that frame our daily lives.