Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Cork forest.

The arboretum has 94 forest, most of which are very new, but the Cork plantation is 100 years old.  It as set up by Walter Burley Griffin when the city was built.  I've known about it but not seen it before so was fascinated to see it.  They got specialists out from Portugal to harvest the cork.  

And that's the end this trip, will see you next around Christmas time I guess.  







7 comments:

  1. Here, subway new trains have cork seats now, they look so cool!

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    1. Wow. That would be cool. I thought you would like the Portugese connection. I am not aware of any other cork forests in Australia.

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    2. They would be more comfortable, too, I imagine.

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  2. Actually, small Portugal has the world's greatest cork industry! :-)

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  3. How fascinating. I've never seen a cork tree.

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  4. Thats interesting a cork forest in Australia

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