Stateline has an interesting piece about the tree plantings along Canberra Avenue back in 1926.
Back in those days, some of the early Canberra residents stole the newly planted trees for their own gardens in the new desolate Canberra suburbia. It seems that in 83 years things in Canberra still haven’t changed.
Maybe it’s something to do with our convict roots, but not a sunny weekend goes by when I don’t see someone helping themselves to woodchips on the roadside, or hear of plants being souvenired from gardens.
I even know of one cunning Canberra local who snared a cutting from a fuchsia during an open day at the Lodge!