Project Crimson aims to be the Metrosideros knowledge-bank and to increase the knowledge of pohutukawa and rata through research and community and education programmes.

We've created a variety of resources over the years which are available to download below.  Our Fact Sheets are useful resources for schools or community groups with quick facts about the species. 

'Crimson Trails' highlight the best and most beautiful trails of pohutukawa or rata in your region.  Print one off and let us take you on a guided tour to see these beautiful examples of New Zealand's much loved trees.


 Project Crimson has also spent years researching pohutukawa and rata. Browse our research papers available or check out this detailed bibliography of pohutukawa and rata.  

Pohutukawa - Ecology, Establishment, Growth and Management - by Project Crimson Trustees Dr David Bergin and Dr Gordon Hosking

This resource book is packed with 80 pages of information about pohutukawa ecology and distribution. It's a practical guide to collecting, propagating and managing seedlings as well as a guide to managing existing stands for natural character, biodiversity, erosion and property views.

Including over 200 photographic images it's a great practical resource for agencies, community members, industry, schools, universities and other learning institutes. A4 / full colour.

To order this FREE book email our Conservation Manager and we will post it out to you.