Veterans’ & Families Garden Plot and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmanian Community Food Garden
Background to the Centenary of ANZAC – Lone Pine Project
In 2014 the Veterans & Families Garden Plot joined students from Rose Bay High School to grow Lone Pine seedlings as a Centenary of ANZAC and World War 1 project. The project now has 200 seedlings and we want to distribute them to schools, veterans groups, ADF members, community groups and individuals for this coming ANZAC Day.
Information about the Battle of Lone Pine, the pedigree of the seedlings and the Lone Pine Project can be found on the attached Information Sheet and a bit more on the history through the Australian Geographic article: Lone Pine: seeds grown into a living memorial
The seedlings range from 30cm to 60 cm in height and are located at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
The Lone Pine is also commonly known as the Aleppo Pine Pinus halepensis. It is a medium tree ranging from 5 to 25 meters tall. The trunk often divides half way up into two or more stems. Many branches develop from these stems giving the tree a broad crown which can be a flat topped or domed shaped. The young branches are a silver grey that darkens with age, to a purplish brown, red-brown or grey-black.
The seedlings are being sold with all proceeds to go to:
• Australian Peacekeeper & Peacemaker Veterans Association and
• Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
• $10:00 for Schools, Veterans and ADF members
• $20:00 for other organisations and individuals.
• Cash on pick-up
• Cheque made out to Australian Peacekeeper & Peacemaker Veterans Association
• Electronic Funds Transfer is available, please email email@example.com for details.
Trees can be ordered by submitting the Registration Form by no later than Friday the 8th of April.
Trees will be available for collection/sale at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens at 10:00 am on Thursday the 14th of April 2016. The collection point will be the Round House in the Tasmanian Community Food Garden. We will endeavour to deliver trees outside Hobart on request.
For enquiries and more information please contact the Veterans & Families Garden Plot on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 0408 002892