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Arboretum gets its first cherry tree

By johnboy 29 July 2008 25

The Chief Minister has proudly announced that he and the Japanese ambassador have planted the first of 320 cherry trees in his shiny arboretum.

    Today, we embark upon the planting of a grove of 320 Yoshino Cherry trees, to mark the 15th anniversary of our sister-city relationship with Nara, the ancient capital of Japan,” Mr Stanhope said. “This is a significant milestone in the development of the Arboretum and symbolises the close relationship Australia shares with Japan

Our very own Sakura festival coming right up.

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ant 12:07 pm 09 Aug 08

There’s some kind of arboretum out beyond Fairbairn, too. Mainly spruce-y type conifers, and lately they’ve been succumbing to some nasty tree disease. It’s that stand on the left as you’re heading to Qbn, roughly opposite the entrance to the concrete dump.

320 cherry trees will be rather nice, I hope they grow quickly so we can enjoy them soon. Ditto the rest of the arboretum. This is a better thing than a motorway/racetrack.

captainwhorebags 8:01 am 30 Jul 08

Personally I like the idea of the arboretum. A forest with rec areas, walking tracks, performance venues. When it matures, it’ll be top notch. Unfortunately it’ll probably take 20+ years to get there.

I reckon the big tall conifers down at the Cotter Reserve went a long way to making that spot a Canberra favourite. I’ve spent many a January saturday/sunday down there at family bbqs, with plenty of cool shade.

The two complaints that I think have a valid argument are the ones of water during a drought, and competing priorities for taxpayer dollars. Otherwise I’m all for it.

Thumper 7:43 pm 29 Jul 08

ANyone seen Jessica Good tonight?

She’s showing heaps of cleavage tonight…

Thumper 7:39 pm 29 Jul 08

Subtle jonathon…

very subtle 🙂

Jonathon Reynolds 7:17 pm 29 Jul 08

Let’s just hope there are no young aspiring George Washington types locally.

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