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Warm Trees 2019 Wrap

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The colourful scarves that brightened up the forests at the National Arboretum Canberra for Warm Trees this past July are being repurposed for several charities. Scarves have been donated to the Smith Family for people to enjoy. It is a real thrill for our volunteer knitters to see one of their scarves being worn around town! Scarves have also been donated to the RSPCA as Comfort Blankets for the animals. Each scarf will go with the animal - when it is adopted - to their new home. Jack the Cat is enjoying his new 'blanket'. The Friends are pleased to support the wonderful work of the RSPCA. Work by our volunteers continues to join scarves into larger blankets. These blankets will be donated to the Wrapped-With-Love charity which sends rugs to disaster and emergency areas in Australian and around the world.

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Canberra Times article on Salt Bush

At the National Arboretum Canberra the new Friends sponsored garden in the Central Valley is planted with salt bushes (Rhagodia spinescens). Amalie Shawcross, operations manager at the Arboretum, says the plants were purchased from Yarralumla Nursery which propagates the majority of the saltbush it supplies as it is highly successful and is grown to Canberra conditions.

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Great Opportunity: Organisers for WarmTrees 2020

Friends of the National Arboretum are seeking members for a new organising committee to prepare for WARM TREES 2020. This has been a very successful event over the years. It is based around hand crafts and is an important way to involve so many people in the Arboretum, even if they are not tree savvy. If you are interested in joining this new group, read on ...

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Help NAC win a Visitor Experience Award

Rate the National Arboretum Canberra (NAC) and help it win! Your feedback through a quick survey will tell us what you love and how we can improve. The NAC strives to ensure that the visitor experience is a positive and memorable one, whether it be discovering the forest trails, a guided walk, a family visit to the Pod Playground, a coffee with friends or an evening function. The Friends and volunteers are NAC partners in delivering exceptional services to all visitors. Simply visit www.outrate.com.au and select Events and Attractions.

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