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Publication - Woods Wiki – stories of trees in Australia and related topics

The Friends of ACT Trees Inc. (FACTT) has recently released a new publication entitled "Woods Wiki – stories of trees in Australia and related topics". This is an intriguing little collection by the distinguished former Head of CSIRO Forestry and published by FACTT. It is a collection of pieces about trees and ideas - largely from and by Canberra people. A great birthday or Christmas gift idea!

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BeesInTheTrees series 2018-2019

The National Arboretum Canberra, in conjunction with the Friends, is offering a series of workshops showcasing bees and beekeeping. The series comprises 5 workshops, one of which is suitable for children aged 8-15 years: 1. Bee-haviour: An Introduction to bees and beekeeping - Saturday 6 October - 9.30am-12.30pm 2. Bee-haviour for kids - Thursday 11 October - 10.00am-11.30am 3. Bee-friendly Gardens - Thursday 24 January 2019 - 5.30pm-7.00pm 4. Beyond Honey - Saturday 9 February 2019 - 1pm-4pm 5. Honey Appreciation - Sunday 3 March 2019 - 10am-11.30am

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Friends' submission to 'Nature in our City'

In early June, the Friends lodged a submission to the ACT Legislative Assembly's Inquiry into the value of the natural environment to an urbanising Canberra via the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services on 'Nature in our City'. Submissions have now been made public on the ACT Government website. A copy of the Friends' submission is now available.

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Singapore Gardens Tour - March 2019

Following the success of the Friends 'Singapore Arboreta Tour' earlier this year, the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG) is running a similar tour to Singapore next March. If anyone had wanted to join the Friends but was unable to for any reason, this is their big chance!

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Give the Gift of a Garden

The National Arboretum Canberra has set aside twenty-four individual garden beds and is offering the opportunity to contribute to those gardens. We will recognise your generosity in giving the gift of a garden with a commemorative plaque set on a stone plinth, so that each and every person who views it will appreciate your gesture to invest in the future.

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The Garden Clubs of Australia latest bulletin

Bringing you the latest news from around Australia. The Garden Clubs of Australia is a non-profit organisation providing a range of services to its members (affiliated clubs) and currently has a membership in excess of 700 affiliated clubs representing more than 45,000 individuals.

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