Mongolian Trees for the Arboretum

johnboy 22 February 2011 4

Chief Minister Stanhope has the thrilling news that he’s got another autograph, or rather the Mongolian Prime Minister, Mr Sukhbaatar Batbold, has planted a Siberian elm in the arboretum.

The medium-sized tree is native to northern Mongolia and other parts of Central Asian where it can live to 150 years.

Speaking at today’s ceremony, Mr Stanhope said this latest tree planting represented the growing international importance of the Arboretum.

“There are few greater symbols of friendship between peoples, and of hope and faith in the future, than the ceremonial planting of a tree,” Mr Stanhope said. “It is a great pleasure to join the Prime Minister of Mongolia to welcome our newest addition to the Arboretum – the Siberian elm.”

So there we go.

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4 Responses to Mongolian Trees for the Arboretum
olfella olfella 10:18 pm 23 Feb 11

Why only one??

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 10:50 am 23 Feb 11

Good on them, I hope it grows!

trevar trevar 7:24 am 23 Feb 11

Being a Siberian Elm, I suspect it might be threatened by our warm summers as well as vandals… if our warm summers return, that is!

breda breda 6:18 pm 22 Feb 11

What is wrong with having the Mongolian Elm in the Arboretum?

I do think it is a bit stingy though – surely they could have provided a half a dozen in case nature or our home grown vandals strike.

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