Our patron, H.E. The Lieutenant Governor, General Sir John McColl KCB, CBE, DSO. has kindly agreed to plant a tree in the Arboretum on Wednesday December 3rd. This planting will celebrate the addition of several rare tree species, including the Dorrigo White Gum and the Wallangarra White Gum which will be the only examples in Europe.
The occasion coincides with the Arboretum becoming designated as an important tree conservation site
as part of the ‘Threatened Conifers of the World’ project for which the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh is providing us with 11 rare conifers that include 6 different species. One, a juniper, from Cuba was grown from the seed of one of only 50
plants that survive in the wild. We’ll also be planting specimens provided by the National Pinetum, Bedgebury.
All are welcome so if you would like to attend the tree planting ceremony will commence at 10:00 at Val de la Mare Forgotten Forest Arboretum.