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Leave your Legacy for Life

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan respects and treasures every one of its plants. With the opening of its new entrance last year, an opportunity presented for residents, visitors, community groups and associations alike to dedicate one of the trees to line the impressive entranceway.

Since the entrance opening in September, many trees have been dedicated to remember a loved one, to celebrate an achievement, to commit to a partnership, to show respect for the environment or to acknowledge the contribution of an organisation.

The most recent dedication was for the 2/5th Australian General Hospital to acknowledge the Hospital and the contributions of those who served in it. A small gathering was held in March with representatives of the organisation present to dedicate the tree.

There is still an opportunity for you or your organisation to leave your legacy for life by dedicating one of these hoop pine trees (Araucaria cunninghamii) which can grow up to 60 metres and live for up to 450 years.

Planted in avenue formation, the trees will become a significant feature in the landscape of the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan to be enjoyed now and by future generations.

Dedicating a tree will cost $2,500 and is tax deductible. A cast bronze plaque with the name of the individual or group to which the tree is dedicated will be placed with the tree.

To make a dedication, contact Belinda Howell on 4634 7933 or email belinda.howell@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Anoulack--photo-Macarthur-Chronicle
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr Anoulack Chanthivong, beside the Hoop Pine tree dedicated by Campbelltown City Council at opening of the new entrance to the Garden in September 2011. Photo courtesy of the Macarthur Chronicle.