Amazing New Zealand Christmas Tree(s)

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Don't know why I never noticed this grouping of Metrosideros excelsa in the lawn of the Main Post at the Presidio.    Decided to use this photo for the NZ Christmas Tree photo in the 2nd Edition of Trees of San Francisco.   

There are other great trees nearby - the Centennial Tree (blue gum eucalyptus that was planted on the nation's centennial in 1876); also some of the city's best giant dracaenas (Cordyline australis).