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The arboretum in full colour. Images of Canberra

By johnboy - 28 February 2012 37

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Maureen has sent in this picture of the Jon Stanhope memorial arboretum with just the subersive note:

Arboretum in full colour.

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The arboretum in full colour. Images of Canberra
dungfungus 11:01 am 29 Feb 12

john87_no1 said :

The Stage 5 plans look like a hotel will be built out there when the trees get a bit bigger. Would be a nice place to stay once its all built up.

Why would anyone build a hotel out there? I hope the ACT Government isn’t planning to fund this venture – they have appalling commercial judgement. This being an election year I suggest that full details be tabled now.

shauno 10:55 am 29 Feb 12

Captain RAAF said :

Institute said :

Fungus – I am no expert. My understanding is that arboretum means “a plantation of trees”, so to me, that’s exactly what it is.

My comment wasn’t aiming to address the value, or correctness of the government’s decision. Was just saying, that I now think it is a good use of the land and in coming years will be a great outdoor space. Available for enjoyment by all.

Do we have hare’s in Australia? I thought we only had rabbits?

Yes, we have Hare’s. They populate mainly 100-200 km from the coast but can range quite far inland too. I have shot plenty of rabbits but never any Hare’s, I just reckon they are cool.

Ive seen Hares recently here. I saw one near the Hyatt and a couple of others while riding around the lake. Heaps of Rabbits to.

dungfungus 10:43 am 29 Feb 12

Bramina said :

I cant wait for the sequoias to reach 100m

Don’t hold your breath waiting.
The sequoias at Pialligo were planted almost 100 years ago and the ones that have survived so far have reached about 30 metres. There are few sequoias in North America that have exceeded 100m. The prevailing climate in Canberra is too dry for sequoias. They are also attract destructive Carpenter Ants which are well established in Canberra.

Captain RAAF 10:26 am 29 Feb 12

Institute said :

Fungus – I am no expert. My understanding is that arboretum means “a plantation of trees”, so to me, that’s exactly what it is.

My comment wasn’t aiming to address the value, or correctness of the government’s decision. Was just saying, that I now think it is a good use of the land and in coming years will be a great outdoor space. Available for enjoyment by all.

Do we have hare’s in Australia? I thought we only had rabbits?

Yes, we have Hare’s. They populate mainly 100-200 km from the coast but can range quite far inland too. I have shot plenty of rabbits but never any Hare’s, I just reckon they are cool.

john87_no1 10:19 am 29 Feb 12

The Stage 5 plans look like a hotel will be built out there when the trees get a bit bigger. Would be a nice place to stay once its all built up.

johnboy 10:04 am 29 Feb 12

Canberra has a rapidly growing hair population

Institute 9:55 am 29 Feb 12

Fungus – I am no expert. My understanding is that arboretum means “a plantation of trees”, so to me, that’s exactly what it is.

My comment wasn’t aiming to address the value, or correctness of the government’s decision. Was just saying, that I now think it is a good use of the land and in coming years will be a great outdoor space. Available for enjoyment by all.

Do we have hare’s in Australia? I thought we only had rabbits?

Bramina 10:46 pm 28 Feb 12

I cant wait for the sequoias to reach 100m

M0les 10:06 pm 28 Feb 12

.. Oh and thanks for the awesome photo, Maureen!

M0les 10:05 pm 28 Feb 12

dungfungus said :


The place looks nothing like an aboretum – more like a structured exotic tree plantation theme park

Erm… I think this is a contradiction in terms. “structured exotic tree plantation theme park” would be how I’d define “arboretum”.

At the risk of setting the cat amongst the elephants, have you noticed that there’s another arboretum (Lindsay Prior) just over the road from it?

Personally I can’t get enough trees! I’m for both of the arboreta.

Captain RAAF 8:58 pm 28 Feb 12

Jethro said :

dungfungus said :

Anyone out there have any idea how many millions of dollars have been spent there already?

Who cares?

At least I’ll have a place to feed my elephant.

Aaah, Stampy, he’s got quite the apetite too, he’ll love it out there.

Does anyone know if there will be trees for sale to the public at the arbra…abrorrrrtre…tree park?

My backyard is in direct competition and I’d like a couple more exotics. Its looking brilliant too btw. =-)

Jethro 8:33 pm 28 Feb 12

dungfungus said :

Anyone out there have any idea how many millions of dollars have been spent there already?

Who cares?

At least I’ll have a place to feed my elephant.

Oldmate 6:11 pm 28 Feb 12

For real fungus? A structured exotic tree plantation theme park? That sounds sweet! I’d call it ‘Floraworld’. Hope it has bumper cars, coasters and those things that take you up real slow and then drop you. I’m not sure what they’re called, but they’re cool.

Too bad it’ll never happen. I’m sure there’s no way to stop those cockies from the impending ‘massacre’. I’ve heard feral hares are also unstoppable. Some of the most cunning animals on the planet. Thank god the mild summer has impeded their advance.

Oh, and the millions…it’s either ‘several’ or ‘many’. I forget.

dungfungus 12:19 pm 28 Feb 12

Institute said :

I am a convert. I have riden through the arboretum a could of times on my pushy. Give it a couple of years this will be a great public space. The areas to the north of the entrance, closer to the cork plantation are starting to establish themselves and it looks great.

Institute said :

I am a convert. I have riden through the arboretum a could of times on my pushy. Give it a couple of years this will be a great public space. The areas to the north of the entrance, closer to the cork plantation are starting to establish themselves and it looks great.

What did you convert from then?
The place looks nothing like an aboretum – more like a structured exotic tree plantation theme park which is what one would expect given the input of the bureaucrats that made it their pet project. When a lot of the trees start to seed they will be massacred by native white cockatoos and assorted parrots. Before they get to that stage however the feral hares will have to be prevented from ringbarking them as saplings. It is fortunate that we are having a mild summer. Anyone out there have any idea how many millions of dollars have been spent there already?

Institute 11:46 am 28 Feb 12

I am a convert. I have riden through the arboretum a could of times on my pushy. Give it a couple of years this will be a great public space. The areas to the north of the entrance, closer to the cork plantation are starting to establish themselves and it looks great.

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