Friday, February 1, 2013

Bottle Trees for the Australian National Arboretum

I remember the first time I encountered a full blown Bottle tree was near Chinchilla in Qld.  This would be the Golden West area described in the following video. Bottle trees are uniquely distinctive trees that sit strangely in the landscape. This video by Canberra film maker Richard Snashall documents the transplanting of several specimens into the New National Arboretum...

Published on 31 Jan 2013
A batch of unique Queensland bottle trees arrive by truck at the National Arboretum in Canberra. Meet the team behind this unique relocation and preservation.


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  1. Great story. Where do you suppose one could find a decent amount of bottle tree pods in Canberra?

    1. Not for a few years yet I suspect.


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