New National Arboretum Patron announced

National Arboretum announces Jon Stanhope as inaugural patron

While the voluntary position as a "roving ambassador" for the 250-hectare site will be non-operational, Mr Stanhope said he was looking forward to being involved in discussions with TAMS staff in control of the site.

"There are some forests within the arboretum that haven't performed," he said.

"It's an interesting stage in the future of the arboretum. It's gone through its infancy and its now growing up and there are additional and new challenges."

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Photo courtesy The Canberra Times: Karleen Minney

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