Chief Minister Stanhope has proudly announced that Jimmy Barnes has planted a flame tree at the arboretum:
The Flame tree or Brachychiton acerifolius grows to 15 metres in height and is considered one of Australia’s most spectacular flowering trees.
The species was made famous by Jimmy Barnes in Cold Chisel’s 1984 hit song ‘Flame Trees’ – a song not only written about the tree, but of lost loves or old flames.
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Speaking at today’s ceremony, Mr Stanhope said this latest tree planting represented the growing national importance of the Arboretum.
“It is fitting that the very artist who immortalised the Flame tree through song, should plant that very tree in Canberra’s Arboretum,” Mr Stanhope said.
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