These wonderful sessions on Trees at the Arboretum are run through the U3A. Please see below for more information and bookings.
U3A course on Trees of the Arboretum
This course, originally developed by an Arboretum guide, Jan Morgan, is being run again in 2020, led by four other Arboretum guides. Each of four parts of the course cover 24 tree species planted in forests at the Arboretum. The course content covers:
- how the trees became ‘known to science’;
- distributions, descriptions, uses;
- whether they grow elsewhere in Canberra; and
- some related stories.
Each of the four parts includes a guided walk at the Arboretum and another elsewhere in Canberra.
Part 2: Mary Arnold, Tuesdays, 4 February - 10 March, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, includes 20 northern hemisphere trees;
Part 3: Joanne Maples, Wednesdays, 29 April - 3 June, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, includes 14 deciduous trees;
Part 1: Robin Cayzer, Mondays, 20 July to 31 August, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, includes 17 Australian native trees;
Part 4: Denis Warne, Thursdays, 13 August to 24 September, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, includes 14 Asian trees.
All parts will be at Flynn Community Hub, 21 Bingle Street, Flynn ACT 2615 (enter from Hedland Circuit). Note: This is a different venue from previous years.
Bookings for any or all of these parts can be made after 15 January 2020 through Joanne Maples, at [email protected]
Participants must be members of U3A (https://www.u3acanberra.org.au) to attend.