Canberra Tree Week is a celebration of all things trees in Canberra. Our city is full of beautiful, unique and exceptional trees and forests that provide many positive benefits to the community.
In 2019 it will be held from the 4th May to 12 May 2019. If you would like to be involved in Canberra Tree Week 2019, please contact the Urban Treescapes team via Access Canberra on 13 22 81. More details on events and activities coming soon.
In 2018, Canberra Tree Week was held from the 30 April to the 6 May to showcase the beautiful autumn colour of Canberra’s trees.
Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate Canberra Tree Week in May 2018. We greatly appreciate the support of the event organisers and all those who participated in the many amazing activities during tree week.
Tree Week 2018 was officially launched by Mr John Langford, the grandson of Charles Weston, and MLA Susan Orr in Weston Park on Monday 30 April. As part of the launch, Mr John Langford made a special presentation to MLA Tara Cheyne, donating the Weston Family papers to the ACT Heritage Library. We would like to thank John and his family for this generous donation.
MLA Susan Orr, Suzy Nunes (Libraries ACT), Vanessa Little (Director, Libraries ACT) and John Langford
John Langford (Charles Weston's Grandson)
Hug a Tree Day was held at the National Arboretum Canberra on 5 May 2018. 380 people hugged trees in the Camden White Gum forest to recognise the special relationship between trees and people. The event celebrates Adam Burgess, the founding curator at the Arboretum who was passionate about trees.
Libraries ACT hosted tree themed story times at local branches throughout tree week.
Friends of Grasslands led a walk through Campbell Park looking for and recording trees with hollows and noting any birds they saw.
STEP into Plein Air was a partnership between the Southern Tablelands Ecosystem Park and NatureArt Lab. Big thank you to Megan Spiers who demonstrated how to paint a Eucalypt.
The ACT Tree Climbing Championships were held at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The tree climbing competition consisted of 5 events across the day including work climb, secured footlock, speed climb, throwline and aerial rescue.
Treeology by the Distaffik Collective was a playful installation encouraging passers-by to interact with their Personalitrees including the complimetree, connectivitree and poetree amongst other.