Peter Garrett visits the arboretum

johnboy 3 August 2010 22

Chief Minister Stanhope is trumpeting the latest celebrity planting at his arboretum:

Federal Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett joined Chief Minister Jon Stanhope in the planting of a Queensland Kauri at the National Arboretum today.

The Agathis Robusta, commonly known as the Queensland Kauri, joins many other native trees which have been planted by visiting dignitaries and world leaders in the Arboretum’s formal Central Valley.

The Queensland Kauri, which grows naturally on Fraser Island and around Maryborough in Queensland, is a large evergreen that grows to a height of up to 50 metres.

You couldn’t make it up.


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Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 9:58 am 06 Aug 10

Pommy bastard said :

Why was this not a public event? The arboretum seems to be a very closed shop.

Peter Garrett, the only man to have more sell outs after quitting music..

I couldn’t agree more, a total waste of space now all of it/them. But it wasn’t hard to see coming.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 9:15 pm 05 Aug 10

George said :

You got to love how Labor have burried Peter Garrett during this election – their ‘star’ candidate only a few years ago.

I think he’s been locked in the basement of Parliament House (alongside Wilson Tuckey and Barnaby Joyce), and won’t be released until after the election.

I-filed I-filed 5:13 pm 04 Aug 10

Pommy bastard said :

Why was this not a public event?

To minimise PR risk & avoid questions.

bobbatty bobbatty 5:12 pm 04 Aug 10

bobbatty said :

Well, from my perspective, the Agathis Robusta is much better than the Stanhope monumental. As for poor Peter: well, I suppose, someone had poor some water on the plant and Peter is as good as a Green.

Sorry, I did mean pour….sigh

bobbatty bobbatty 5:11 pm 04 Aug 10

Well, from my perspective, the Agathis Robusta is much better than the Stanhope monumental. As for poor Peter: well, I suppose, someone had poor some water on the plant and Peter is as good as a Green.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 4:50 pm 04 Aug 10

Pommy bastard said :

Why was this not a public event? The arboretum seems to be a very closed shop.

Peter Garrett, the only man to have more sell outs after quitting music..

At least he quit, not like John “last tour” Farnham

George George 4:29 pm 04 Aug 10

You got to love how Labor have burried Peter Garrett during this election – their ‘star’ candidate only a few years ago.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 12:15 pm 04 Aug 10

Why was this not a public event? The arboretum seems to be a very closed shop.

Peter Garrett, the only man to have more sell outs after quitting music..

Outta Control Outta Control 11:30 am 04 Aug 10

Peter Garrett planting a Qld Kauri at the arboretum? What’s next? Charles Manson planting a Californian Redwood?

Thumper Thumper 9:37 am 04 Aug 10

Let’s hope the Queensland Kauri doesn’t mysteriously burn down.

pajs pajs 9:11 am 04 Aug 10

Antagonist, the Qld Kauri (Agathis Robusta) is frost-tolerant once established. While their natural distribution is in Queensland, they can be found in park and garden plantings down to Melbourne. A very striking and ancient Australian species.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 9:00 am 04 Aug 10

Now being able to see the scale of the arboretum, it will be impressive.

But I can’t see families paying $50 a visit on a regular basis.

rosscoact rosscoact 8:29 am 04 Aug 10

+2 to OpenYourMind @#2

facet facet 5:03 am 04 Aug 10

Antagonist said :

I wonder who suggested that plant? Probably the same idjit who trucked turf in from Queensland for the Canberra Stadium. Anyone remember how that one ended ???

I think it was a scoreless draw after extra time followed by a penalty shoot out. Thank god the Football World Cup is over for another 4 years.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:21 pm 03 Aug 10

Gee, I hope Garrett didn’t f#ck up planting the tree like he does with so many other things he touches!

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 9:26 pm 03 Aug 10

Antagonist said :

I wonder who suggested that plant? Probably the same idjit who trucked turf in from Queensland for the Canberra Stadium. Anyone remember how that one ended ???

I remember. When it died, they painted the grass green.
One could, in those halcyon days, go to Bruce Stadium to watch the grass grow and the paint dry all at once…

Pandy Pandy 9:26 pm 03 Aug 10

How many insulation batt installers died in planting the tree Peter?

Aeek Aeek 9:03 pm 03 Aug 10

Think of the number of weddings it will able to host simultaneously.

mr reason mr reason 8:19 pm 03 Aug 10

+1 to OpenYourMind @#2

Antagonist Antagonist 6:55 pm 03 Aug 10

I wonder who suggested that plant? Probably the same idjit who trucked turf in from Queensland for the Canberra Stadium. Anyone remember how that one ended ???

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