Territory and Municipal Services are letting us know they’ve planted 25 Redwood saplings at the Bendora Arboretum, the first plantings there in 40 years.
“Twenty-five Redwood saplings have joined the 4000 trees planted in this historic high country arboretum located in Namadgi National Park,” Manager, Rural Districts, Parks and Conservation, Brett McNamara said today.
“These are the first plantings in 40 years and are a great example of the collaborative community work that is being undertaken in Namadgi National Park.
“We are very lucky in the ACT to have a great range of community groups that come and work within our parks and nature reserves. Many members of Friends of ACT Arboreta worked on the Bendora Arboretum during its years of service and have a wealth of knowledge to contribute to this heritage-listed site.
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“Sitting at an elevation of 1265 metres, the Bendora Arboretum is the sole surviving arboreta in the Brindabella Ranges and was established to determine suitable softwood species for industry in the region.
“The Bendora Arboretum is now home to some of the best examples of mature conifer trees anywhere in the world and is the last remaining sub-alpine arboretum in the region.