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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 1 (April 1, 1937)

In the Midst of the Trees

In the Midst of the Trees.

The great botanist was always ready to place his vast store of plant-lore and his advice about tree-planting at the service of his fellow New Zealanders. He fired others with his enthusiasm for the saving and reproducing of the country's natural vegetation. One of the visible fruits of his long campaign is the Otari Open-Air Museum, at Wilton's Bush, Wellington, where trees and plants representing the original covering of these islands are assembled in a little wild park. In that beautiful sanctuary of primitive flora he was most fittingly laid, on page 11 his death at Ngaio on July 8th, 1934. His works live after him; his memory is revered by thousands who never knew him but through his faithful and loving labours in the cause of the beauty and the treasures of the real New Zealand.