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Warm Trees Installation at National Arboretum Canberra

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Take a walk on the warm side this winter
Grab your walking boots and winter woolies this weekend and visit the 'yarn bombing' inspired Warm Trees installation at the National Arboretum Canberra.

This event runs from Friday 25 July to 31 August 2014. Entry is free but there may be a charge for some guided tours.

Not many people think about what it's like for the trees, sculptures and outdoor furniture that are subjected to freezing temperatures in the nation's capital during winter.

But the Friends of the National Arboretum did. They have gathered hundreds of volunteers to help knit and crochet colourful scarves that have been wrapped around trees and objects in different sections of the Arboretum.

Some of the installations are very close to the Village Centre but others are further afield to tempt visitors to venture into areas of the Arboretum that they may not have seen before.

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Why? With lots of colour amongst the trees you can almost pretend that spring has come early
When: Daily 7am - 5.30pm
Phone: 13 22 81 (Canberra Connect) 02 6205 5082 (Tour bookings)
Where: National Arboretum Canberra
Cost: Free entry (Charges may apply for tours. Parking is free until further notice)
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