One advantage of Tasmania’s climate is that we get actual seasons! European settlers took advantage of this and planted a wide variety of non-native trees so they felt more at home. Today,we get the unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of native and non-native species co-existing. In this case, we get those evocative winter landscapes of bare, deciduous trees, whistling and rattling in the westerly wind, creating magical silhouettes against the setting sun. I feel like it makes winter seem that bit more real.