Decades photographing NZ native trees

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 18 October 2019

Rob Lucas has traveled to some of the country's most remote and inaccessible areas, photographing the country's native flora. More than 3200 of his images feature in New Zealand's Native Trees, written primarily with the botanist John Dawson, who died in March.

The nearly 700 page hard-back was first published in 2011 and has just been updated and reissued with hundreds of new images taken by Rob in the intervening years.

Rob Lucas trained as a horticulturalist at Wellington's botanic gardens. It was there that he met John Dawson at Victoria University and the two began a long professional partnership and friendship.