Territory and Municipal Services want you to get out and about and enjoy just how good their street trees are looking at this time of year as the leaves come down:
With autumn now in full swing, people are encouraged to visit some of the streets and local parks in inner Canberra to see our trees in full colour.
“Canberra is renowned for its landscaped streets, public parks, planted road medians and gardens, which during autumn see green trees change into a brilliant display of gold, red, ochre and crimson,” said Michael Brice, Manager, Urban Treescapes.
Some of the best locations include:
– ornamental pears on the lake promenade near the National Library of Australia
– a number of the Claret ash streets in Dickson and Downer
– Red oak streets including La Perouse Street in Red Hill, Harris Street in Hackett, Edkins Street in
– Downer and the park at the corner of Hobart Avenue and Empire Circuit in Forrest
– Liquidambars at Manuka Shops and Investigator Street in Red Hill
– Chinese Pistachio at Garran Shops, Hicks Street in Red Hill and Gardiner Street in Downer.
Photos courtesy of TAMS. Here’s RiotACT’s full slideshow of autumn leaves for 2012. If you’ve got more send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org .