The National Capital Authority is letting us know that they’ve planted an Arizona Cypress tree somewhere in the parliamentary triangle to markt he centenary of Charles Weston’s first visit to Canberra:
Weston led the tree planting program that created Canberra’s treed landscape. Between 1913 to 1926 he was responsible for the planting of two million trees and shrubs.
The NCA Chief Executive, Gary Rake highlighted Weston’s great contribution to the national capital.
“Charles Weston created a landscape complementary to Walter Burley Griffin’s design for the national capital,” said Mr Rake.
“It was Weston’s contemporary horticultural ideas that shaped the ‘city in a landscape’ design that Canberra is renowned for.”
With his ashes scattered in 1935 amongst his plantings in front of Old Parliament House I guess he’s still with us.