Monday, April 17, 2017

Bendora Arboretum, Canberra

This post follows on from here. This was our last stop on a return visit after exploring Bendora Dam and wanting to come back to see Bendora Arboretum, located in the Namadgi National Park.

'The Bendora Arboretum was established in 1940 as one of a series of high country experimental plantings for possible commercial production purposes. It contains 55 softwood tree species (pines, larch, spruce, etc). The arboretum survived the 2003 bushfires which destroyed most other arboretum in the Brindabellas. The turnoff to this arboretum is about 9km along the unsealed Mount Franklin Road from Piccadilly Circus. The road (Chalet Road) to the arboretum is closed at a locked near the turnoff. The walk to the arboretum is along a gravel road which passes the old galvanized iron Bendora hut, a shelter hut constructed during the establishment of the arboretum. An interesting time can be spent wandering around the tree species in the arboretum' - courtesy of You can see more images on my flickr photostream - here.

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