In this photo we have rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum) on the left and Southern rata (Metrosideros umbellata) on the right.
Rimu is one of my favourite native trees, it has very graceful weeping foliage and grows into a tall forest tree. Great information and photos at the TERRAIN website.
The rata grows into a large spreading tree and has bright red flowers. In a good flowering season you can see bright patches of red where they’re flowering. See the TERRAIN website for further information and photos.
Words and photo by Exploring Colour (2017)