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    Sustainable Food Futures 23 March at 5pm

    Come and hear Indira Naidoo, Clive Blazey, John Champagne and Graham ‘Willow’ Williams discuss inspiring initiatives and ideas for grassroots food production through community gardens and forests in Australia and overseas. See the full story.
    (Published: Tuesday, 3 March 2015)

    Extinct Franklinias flourishing in Forest 93

    Extinct in the wild since the early 1800s, the Franklin tree, Franklinia alatamaha, lives on as an unusual ornamental tree. Five of these rare trees in Forest 93 will have their numbers boosted through the efforts of the horticultural team. See the full story.
    (Published: Friday, 20 February 2015)

    See the bonsai experts at work 10 March at 12pm – 1pm

    Join the Curator and Assistant Curator of Australia’s National Bonsai Collection as they demonstrate bonsai and penjing techniques such as re-potting, pruning, trimming, wiring and styling trees. See the full story.
    (Published: Monday, 16 February 2015)

    Rare fossil among the bonsais

    A 165 million year old petrified tree stump is now on display in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection. This rare fossil was kindly donated by the National Dinosaur Museum. Be sure to see it on your next visit. See the full story.
    (Published: Monday, 16 February 2015)

    Guided walk in the lush green forests Sunday 8 March 10am

    Learn about our fabulous forests and enjoy the wonderful views on a guided forest walk each Sunday at 10am, provided by the Friends of the Arboretum. Meet your friendly guide at the Village Centre at 10.00am. Walks last about 1 hour. Please bring water and wear sturdy shoes, long pants and clothing suitable for the weather. See the full story.
    (Published: Monday, 16 February 2015)

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