It's a fascinating 9 minutes of video, starting with the 200th anniversary of the first sighting of the Limestone Plains by Europeans. It was a treeless plain whose landscape degradation they sought to reverse by planting trees. So Charles Weston, an 'industrious visionary' established tree nurseries. Then came Walter Burley Griffin's Green Hills and 'Continental Arboretum'. The Green Hills comprised Dairy Farmers Hill, the hill on which the Himalayan Cedars were planted and Roman Cypress Hill - all evergreen species.
The video concludes by saying it would be good to have the Green Hills area listed on the ACT Tree Preservation/Heritage Protection register, as key components in Griffin's Capital Plan.
You can view the Green Hills
video on YouTube.