The arboreal Avenue of Honour has been an enduring and highly popular form of public commemoration of military service in Australia. With a significant groundswell of community endeavour, as a nation, Australians have chosen to recognise service, sacrifice and suffering through community plantings of memorial Avenues of Honour. The earliest recorded Avenues of Honour were created in response to Australia’s participation in the Boer War, but the majority were established during and after World War I and, to a lesser extent, World War II.
The Avenues of Honour project is a national initiative to honour with a tree the memory of every individual who has made the supreme sacrifice on behalf of all Australians, by documenting, preserving and reinstating the original and establishing new Avenues of Honour, to coincide with the Centenary of Anzac, the Gallipoli Landings, the Western Front of WW1 and through to November 11th 2018 and beyond. The project is led and managed by TREENET, a national not-for-profit organisation based in Adelaide, South Australia.