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Canberra Tree Week 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate Canberra Tree Week in May 2017. We greatly appreciate the support of the event organisers and all those who participated in the many amazing activities during tree week.

If you would like to be involved in Canberra Tree Week 2018, please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

A roundup of Canberra Tree Week 2017

The week was officially launched by Malcolm Snow, Chief Executive National Capital Authority, at the National Capital Exhibition, Regatta Point. The launch involved the giveaway of native trees and wattle seeds.

Native TreesWattle Seeds
Photos by National Capital Authority and Samantha Ning

Ranger guided walks at the Bendora Arboretum.

Guided WalksRanger Guided Walks
Photos by Stephen Ning and Samantha Ning

STEP into Plein Air at the Southern Tablelands Ecosystem Park where artists were invited bring their easels, paints and sketch books for a morning of art.

Art in the morning
Photo by Ross Dalton

The ACT Tree Climbing Competition at Telopea Park was a great success with local climbers competing against climbers from around the country and overseas.

Photo by Samantha Ning

The Heritage Garden open day at Fetherston Gardens in Weston was well attended and had some great tree themed activities for the kids. These gardens are truly beautiful and worth a visit.

Fetherston GardensGardens
Photos by Samantha Ning

The Tree Projects at the National Arboretum Canberra exhibited some spectacular photos of the Mountain Ash trees from the Styx Valley in Tasmania.

ArboretumYoav Bar-Ness tree climber
Photos courtesy of The Tree Projects

The library is a forest of knowledge, with books created from millions of trees. To say thank you and celebrate our connection to trees, Libraries ACT invited visitors to add to their miniature forest in the Gungahlin Library courtyard. Visitors used craft and recycled materials to create unique tree.

Gungahlin Forest
Photos by Libraries ACT

The Friends of Grasslands Inc organised a guided walk beside the Hall Village. The walk incorporated a range of species of eucalypt and wattle trees, as well as relatively uncommon birds and ground flora and was well attended.

Acacia Mearnsii leaves
Photo by Janet Russell

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