Dr John Turnbull ‘Lindsay Pryor: A Man of the Trees’

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Thursday, 13 April 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Lindsay Pryor legacy includes arboreta in Canberra and beyond
Lindsay Pryor legacy includes arboreta in Canberra and beyond

John, formerly from CSIRO, will cover the career of Lindsay Pryor (1915-1998). He was a forester, botanist, landscape architect and educator whose legacy involved the biology and cultivation of native and exotic trees in Canberra, elsewhere in Australia and internationally.


Dr John Turnbull has degrees in forestry from the University of Wales and the ANU. He worked for many years as a CSIRO scientist on the cultivation and genetic improvement of Australian trees in Australia and Internationally. He retired in 1999 as Chief Scientist at the Centre for International Forestry Research where he was involved with rain forest conservation and rehabilitation. He has been a volunteer guide at ANBG for over 20 years

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Lunchtime talks are held at 12.30 pm every Thursday from February to November.  Talks last for 1 hour.  We welcome a gold coins donation. The Friends use donations received at each talk to support Gardens’ programs and development and thank all those who have donated.  Please note: unless otherwise indicated, talks are in the ANBG Theatrette.

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The talks are in line with COVID-19 guidelines which can change rapidly.