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Warm Trees 2018 - Update

UPDATE - WARM TREES LAUNCH - MONDAY 9 JULY AT 11.00AM. Mark your calendars now! As outlined in newsletter 1 - our diplomatic partner this year is New Zealand. In addition to the scarves, we also have agreed to create a display of symbolic flowers - you already have the fern leaf pattern - these will form part of the display too. In New Zealand, there is a most amazing red flower called the pohutukawa and we have a plan which involves decorating the walls of the Cutting with these flowers. We have planned the KNITTERS MORNING TEA on 2 June to which all contributors are invited, be you a knitter or a crochet worker, or a flower maker. This will be held in the Terrace Room from 10.00am to 12.00 noon and again, lovely warm cuppa and nibbles while we talk about the knitting and crochet work and look at the plan for the giant knitted kiwi bird.

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Avenues of Honour - photographic exhibition

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Come and see this memorable exhibition, opened by Dr Brendan Nelson, at the Village Centre. For the past nine years, Sarah Wood, historical photographer has been proactively raising the awareness of Australia's unique and historic (treed) Avenues of Honour throughout Australia through photographic documentation and gallery exhibitions. The 'Avenues of Honour' photographic exhibition is a national project aimed at preserving and promoting Australia's Avenues of Honour as we commemorate the centenary of ANZAC, the Gallipoli landings and World War I. There are believed to be over 300 of these Avenues of trees throughout Australia. Where: Village Centre, National Arboretum Canberra The exhibition runs daily - Time: 9am - 4pm Dates: Saturday 21 April - Sunday 27 May 2018.

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Tree Week in Canberra - 2018

Our city is full of beautiful, unique and exceptional trees and forests that provide many benefits to the community and it's time we recognised them for it! All Friends are invited to join the celebrations for Canberra Tree Week being held from Monday 30 April - Sunday 6 May 2018. See below for further details and calendar of events.

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Warm Trees 2018

Yes, the time has come to start knitting and crocheting to make extraordinary yarn craft to enliven the National Arboretum Canberra trees in winter! We have already established our diplomatic partner for this year, we are pleased to say that the New Zealand High Commission will be participating. The three goals this year are to: make 1-metre long scarves in turquoise and yellow; create the largest-ever knitted kiwi bird; and to make pohutukawa flowers and crochet silver fern leaves.

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USA Fall Foliage tour - October 2018

This wonderful tour across the landscapes of the north-east of the USA will show the spectacular autumn colours. Join this tour which will concentrate on trees and also include visits to some of the better-known sights in this region.

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Have you got a young artist in your family?

Calling all budding artists! We are searching for youth art to help illustrate the Natasha's Wood, Australian limited edition, fun picture book for kids. Once printed, book proceeds will support kid-friendly Arboretum forest and environment education programs.

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