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Trees are there to hug
FOUNDING curator at the
National Arboretum Adam
Burgess loved trees, really
Friend and fellow tree en-
thusiast Samantha Ning said
Mr Burgess' philosophy was,
"if you're stressed just go out
and hug a tree."
So on Saturday morning,
one year since Mr Burgess
passed away, the arboretum
hosted its inaugural hug a
tree day to honour the man
behind most of the 44,000
trees that fill the arboretum.
More than 400 people
gathered in the Camden
white gum forest, one of
which was the first tree Mr
Burgess planted at the arbo-
retum, and hugged one of
the eucalypts for one minute.
The event was part of Can-
berra Tree Week which was
created by Mr Burgess and
Mrs Ning, who works as a
tree protection officer with
the ACT government, "over a
cup of tea" five years ago.
"It's all about just appre-
ciating the benefits of trees,"
Mrs Ning said.
"They don't just look pret-
ty, they clean the air, create
oxygen, infiltrate stormwa-
ter, the benefits are endless.
"In a developing city
like Canberra it's impor-
tant to stop and appreciate
Autumn is chosen to host
tree week to capture the
brilliance of trees as they
progress through the colour
spectrum and casting an
eye from the arboretum on
Saturday morning the reds,
yellows, oranges and greens
all stood out across the city.
Kassy Lee of Bonython
brought her young daughters
to hug a tree day and, wear-
ing a t-shirt emblazoned with
Canberra bus shelters, Te l-
stra To wer and the skywhale,
she praised the city that has
been home for only a year.
"I just love Canberra,"
"There's so much to do
with so little cost to families."
She said the arboretum
was always a popular choice
not just to be amongst na-
ture but also the acorn play-
ground was a big hit with
Hug a tree day will become
an annual event with organ-
isers hoping to attempt to
break the Guinness World
Record next year. They'll have
their work cut out to beat the
current record holders with a
group of 4620 people coming
together in India to hug trees.
Canberra Tree Week
wrapped up on Sunday with
the finals of the ACTC Tree
Climbing Championships at
the Botanic Gardens.
BY ELLIOT WILLIAMS
FUN: Kassy Lee with her daughters Maggie, 5, and Neeve, 2, of Bonython, help set the
first record for the number of people hugging trees at the arboretum. Photo: Elesa Kurtz
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