Australia’s Living War Memorials
WE REMEMBER THEM ALL
TREENET’s Avenues of Honour project is a national initiative
to document, preserve, promote and reinstate the original Avenues of Honour
and to establish new commemorative trees, planted to honour Australians at war
– from the Boer War, through World War 1, World War 2 and all subsequent conflicts.
Avenues of Honour – A Term to Embrace ALL Living Memorials
The term “Avenues of Honour” immediately conjures a precise image in the mind, of a double-row of sentinel trees, lining either side of a roadway, a street, or a path in a park or garden.
It must be noted the Avenues of Honour project uses the term more broadly, to record details about ALL commemorative trees, be they a solitary specimen (as in a ‘Lone Pine’ planting or the “War Memorial Oak”); or arranged as a single-sided row; or planted as a copse or memorial grove of trees.
Whatever aspect or arrangement they have secured in the landscape, these living memorials signify a common purpose for honouring the lives, the service, the sacrifice and the suffering.