The Chief Minister has gleefully announced that Turkey is giving us 17 seedlings (that rolls off the tongue rather pleasingly), from the stock of the infamous “Lone Pine” of Gallipoli, for his arboretum.
It’s a little odd because they’ve been grown from the pine that’s next to, er, the War Memorial here in Canberra.
So did these seedlings ever leave Australia?
Anyway nice gesture, time for forgiveness, all that stuff, and another shiny plaque for the arboretum.
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UPDATED: Tonka has made the following interesting contribution:
- Seedlings which somehow come from the tree at Lone Pine have been available from the Yarralumla Nursery for some time and from memory cost about $3.
I checked this out a while ago and actually spoke to people at the nursery about it.
So seventeen seedlings comes to $51?