ANU Alumni are invited to a guided tour of the National Arboretum Canberra, hosted by ANU Alumna Dr Agnes Walker PhD '05, MEc '82. Agnes volunteers as a tour guide at the Arboretum and has is hosting this tour specifically for our alumni. The tour will highlight areas of the Arboretum dedicated to ANU research and provide a behind the scenes look at how the Arboretum waters its trees in a way that is both revolutionary and sustainable.
The National Arboretum Canberra features 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from around Australia and the world. Many of the trees are still young but two of the forests are over 100 hundred years old. Over 44,000 trees from over 100 countries are growing across the huge 250 hectare (618 acre) site, making it one of the world's largest living collections of rare, endangered and significant trees (source: https://www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au/).
The tour will take approximately 2 hours and will be on fairly even ground.
Location: The National Arboretum Canberra. We will meet outside the main visitors building, please look for the ANU Alumni sign.
Please Bring: A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable clothes, comfortable walking shoes, a drink bottle.
Bottled water will be available, but please consider bringing a reusable water bottle.
Tickets are limited so please register early to secure your spot. If you are no longer able to attend, please contact ANU Alumni Relations as we will have a waitlist.