The Moorabool News (March 2017) 

Creating green pockets

As some of Ballan’s streets change to no-through roads, an opportunity for a town centre pocket park has opened. Ballan Arboretum group member, Edith Paarhammer said one such space was the area where Steiglitz Street once met Jopling Street …

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The Moorabool News (September 2015)

More hands make light work

Ballan community groups have joined forces to create new life.The Ballan Arboretum Group and the 1st Ballan Scouts together planted a group of trees in Caledonian Park last month …

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RMIT Australia (June 2015)

Students reimagine a town into a botanical garden focusing on trees

Landscape Architecture students have exercised their critical thinking through a design studio where they were asked to reconsider what an arboretum could be …

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The Moorabool News (April 2015)

Treemendous Arbor-town

The launch of RMIT plans and a book promoting a whole township arboretum in Ballan got the green thumbs up from local politicians. At the launch on Friday, March 20, the local community welcomed the plan of greening Ballan’s streets by creating an arboretum throughout the town …

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The Age (March 2015) by Megan Backhouse

Branching out

Ballan might become the world’s first town within an arboretum if proposals by RMIT landscape architecture studends are adopted. Whether it’s eucalypts in Coleraine, rare apples in Templestowe or threatened species in Canbrerra, arboretums are all about amassing trees and parading them in the one spot. That was the way of it even before Scottish garden designer John Claudis Loudon introduced the term to the English-speaking world in the 1830s …

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The Moorabool News (March 2015)

Arboretum branches out

The seeds of Ballan becoming a whole town arboretum are growing, with designs ready to go on display in March, Arboretum Group member Stephanie Day said different designs for a town arboretum were developed by 15 students from RMIT …

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The Star Weekly Melton (August 2014) by Yasemin Talat

Ballan dream takes root

A vision for a Ballan-wide arboretum may soon becomes a reality with the help of generous donations and community support. Earlier this year, a group of Ballan residents launched their novel vision for Ballan to become an arboretum by committing to the importance and beauty of Ballan’s trees.

The Moorabool News (August 2014)

More trees for a change

A vision for Ballan to becomes an arboretum township is gathering momentum. In March this year a group of Ballan residents launched a novel idean to turn Ballan into a town-wide arboretum and showcase the significance and beauty of Ballan’s trees.

The Moorabool News (March 2014)

Arboretum plans to branch out

Ballan’s newest community group will host a stall at the Ballan Autumn Festival to seek support for a novel idea – a proposal that Ballan become Australia’s first town-wide arboretum …