The inaugural Canberra Tree Week has already seen many activities that celebrate living in a city surrounded by trees.
Throughout Wednesday 23 July 2014 and Thursday 24 July 2014, residents and visitors alike are invited to take part in more free events, including:
Eucalypts of the Southern Tablelands What: Join a guided tour of Forest 20 at the National Arboretum lead by the Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park group. When: 10.30 am – 11.30 am Where: Meet at the entrance to the Village Centre, National Arboretum Canberra
Tree themed story time What: Canberra children are invited to drop into the Kippax and Woden libraries for tree themed story time. There will also be a special session for parents to read tree themed stories to their children at Kingston library. When: 10.30 am – 11.30 am Where: Kippax, Woden and Kingston libraries
Arboretum craft activities What: Children can get creative with colouring-in sheets that showcase a number of different tree species growing in Canberra. Visitors are also invited to record their thoughts or poems about trees on a paper leaf which will be displayed on the Canberra Tree Week tree. When: 9 am – 4 pm Where: Village Centre, National Arboretum Canberra
Self-guided eucalypt discovery walk What: Discover 21 of Australia’s iconic eucalyptus trees with a self-guided walk through the Australian National Botanic Gardens where there are around 500 species of eucalypts growing. When: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm Where: Australian National Botanic Gardens
Canberra Tree Week is all about recognising and appreciating the important role of trees in Canberra.
For more information on Canberra Tree Week and the activities planned, visit www.tams.act.gov.au or phone Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.