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Peter Garrett visits the arboretum

By 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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Peter Garrett visits the arboretum
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 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 9:37 am 04 Aug 10

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

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 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 8:29 am 04 Aug 10

+2 to OpenYourMind @#2

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 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 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 9:26 pm 03 Aug 10

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

Aeek 9:03 pm 03 Aug 10

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

mr reason 8:19 pm 03 Aug 10

+1 to OpenYourMind @#2

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 ???

OpenYourMind 6:28 pm 03 Aug 10

Despite all the bleatings from the RiotACT regulars, I think history will look back on the arboretum as a fantastic idea for Canberra.

la mente torbida 5:22 pm 03 Aug 10

Short memory, must have a, short memory

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