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Arboretum and Bonsai on TV - 3 July 2022!

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Attention! Attention!! Just to let you know that the television coverage continues after the recent feature of the NBPCA on Gardening Australia! Taste of Australia will air this Sunday 3 July on Channel 10 at 4:30pm and will feature highlights of Canberra, the Arboretum and NBPCA. They’ve shared some fantastic images with us taken during the filming, as you can see!

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U3A Course on Trees 2022

U3A is again running courses on specific trees/forests in the Arboretum. The course will cover forests planted at the Arboretum including, how the trees became 'known to science', distribution, descriptions, uses and other interesting stories. Each part covers 24 trees in the Arboretum's forests. The dates are: Part 4: Thursdays 11 August–22 September, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon at Flynn Community Hub. Part 3: Wednesdays 31 August–5 October, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon at Hughes Community Centre There is a list of the trees included in each part if you need it to make a choice. Read on for further details ...

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Friends' Seasonal Talk - 12 July 2022

Friends are delighted to announce that Dr Prame Chopra will provide our lunchtime Season Talk on TUESDAY 12 JULY at 12.30pm in the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion. His presentation is entitled 'Melting ice and rising seas: how much, how fast?' Dr Chopra, formerly of ANU, will discuss the uncertainties in the future paths of ice volume and sea level, the machinations of the imperfect Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC) and the likely consequences for us all.

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Warm Trees Launch - 6 July 2022

All Friends are invited to attend the launch of Warm Trees for 2022 on Wednesday 6 July at 2.00pm. The event will be launched by the Special Minister for State, Chris Steel MLA, in the company of a Ngunnawal elder and Rob de Castella, who established the Indigenous Marathon Foundation. Friends are thrilled that both organisations are involved in this year's installation. We hope to see you there! See below for invitation with all the details!

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A Wollemi of your own - update

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Robust and healthy two-year-old Wollemi Pines from the Friends' Wollemi Pine Propagation Project will continue to be sold and are only available on this website. These are very special trees. Each Wollemi can be traced back to the specific tree in the Arboretum's Wollemi Pine Forest 32 from which the seed was sourced. See what you get when you buy this magnificent tree!

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Warm Trees 2022 - May update

Warm Trees 2022 You still have time to knit a scarf for Warm Trees - the cut-off date is Wednesday 15 June. The theme is ‘Celebrating the cultures of the first peoples of Australia’ so the preferred colours are those of the Aboriginal flag - black, yellow and red - and the Torres Strait Islander flag - blue, green black and white. But if you have some spare wool in other colours, we are happy to have scarves in other colours too. Scarves should be a metre long and 25 cm wide, but you don’t need to be exact. You can drop off your scarves at the Welcome desk in the Village Centre. And even if you are not able to knit a scarf, you are still welcome to come to the launch of Warm Trees 2022, on Wednesday 6 July at 2pm, in the Village Centre, and you can see the scarves warming the trees during the month of July.

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Join the Friends!

This is our newest membership promo! Looks great! You too can become a Friend and then you are eligible to buy a Parking Pass. Think how useful that would be - no more trips to the parking meter on hot/rainy days or having to leave kids in the car till you return with the ticket! For less than $2/week you can get a membership and a parking pass. That has to be Bargain of the Month! See below for links.

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Membership with the Friends!

With all the activities promoted and created by the Friends - see our Friends Forest, Friends' plantings atop Dairy Farmers Hill, our Zigzag Garden, and most recently, our new Forest Shelter - there is so much going on! To continue the good work and enjoyment for so many, we invite you to pass on the attached Membership Promotional Card to your friends and neighbours! We need more members! What so many people find invaluable is the Parking Pass (only available by becoming a Friend) because it avoids the trip from car to parking machine and back - especially valuable in the hot sun, wintry winds and rain. For less than $2 per week, it can be yours!

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