The Kiwi Christmas Tree – New Zealand’s Pohutukawa

Christmas trees are a staple feature in many homes around the end of the year, along with stockings, wood fires, and hot cocoa. All of these are fitting for a visit from the frigid North Pole, but in the southern hemisphere the weather is more appropriate for barbecues on the beach. In New Zealand, residents have taken advantage of the early summer weather by adopting a particularly festive local tree (Pohutukawa) as the symbol for Christmas on the island. Continue reading “The Kiwi Christmas Tree – New Zealand’s Pohutukawa”