26 September 2023

Canberra trees in the spotlight for a week

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City Services is inviting Canberrans to celebrate “all things trees” during Canberra Tree Week this week (till 8 May).

Releasing its Tree Week event calendar, City Services said Canberra was full of beautiful, unique and exceptional trees and forests that provided many positive benefits to the community.

The Directorate congratulated and thanked everyone who entered its Connection to Trees drawing competition.

“Twenty artworks have been selected and will be on display at the Australian Botanic Gardens in the Banksia Garden from 30 April,” City Services said.

“A further 27 entries are being displayed in the Tuggeranong Library,” it said.

It said there was still time to make the most of the Week’s events with guided tours, themed stories and activities, craft sessions, and performances to be held over the next three days.

City Services said Canberrans could take an autumnal amble through Braidwood’s tree-lined streets on Friday (6 May) with Mary Appleby, a local expert on Braidwood’s fauna and flora.

“Join us for a wander around the streets of Braidwood to discover the many fine trees that contribute to the town’s heritage status,” it said.

“Celebrate Canberra Tree Week with special tree-themed stories and activities in the Australian National Botanic Gardens (suitable for pre-schoolers).”

The Directorate said a new tree walk called the Ngala Trail would be unveiled on Saturday (7 May) in Haig Park under the guidance of Aunty Ros and the United Ngunnawal Elders Council.

It said people of all ages were welcome to enjoy the day of free tree activities, workshops, music, entertainment and more.

“Get a lesson on recycling from giant Bin Chickens, learn how to care for your favourite tree, and most importantly, give your tree a hug!”

City Services said Libraries ACT was celebrating Tree Week with craft sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (8 May).

Further information on Canberra Tree Week events can be accessed at this PS News link.

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