Eumundi War Memorial Trees

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Place Category: QueenslandPlace Tags: WW1

  • Profile

    On October 6, 1917, the Eumundi Women’s Recruiting Committee planted six Queensland figs along Main Street (now Memorial Drive) and Gridley Street, and with relatives of the fallen they would add another 14 trees over the next two years. In total, 20 trees were planted, each representing a local whose life was lost in WW1. These trees of tribute are located along Gridley Street & Memorial Drive, Eumundi,Queensland.

    FURTHER DETAILS

    Of the 20 original Eumundi memorial figs planted to commemorate WW1 servicemen, only five survive. The rest have been replaced over the years with three camphor laurels, three lily pillies, two flame trees (Brachychiton acerifolius) and a jacaranda. Original memorial plaques have also been replaced.

  • More Info
    * Name (Original Database):

    Eumundi (2)

    * Street:

    Memorial Dr and Gridley Street.

    * Town:

    Eumundi

    * Original Features:

    Double row of trees. Tree guards.

    * OP:

    20

    * AP:

    17

    * Description and Comments:

    Council policy specifically mentions the maintenance of the memorial avenue trees particularly the camphor laurels. The original planting was fig trees.

    * Species:

    5 Small-leaved fig (Ficus obliqua), 8 Camphor Laurel (Cinnamomum camphora), 1 Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia), 2 Flame tree (Brachychiton acerfolius), 4 Magenta Lilly pilli (Syzygium paniculatum).

    * Species (modified):

    5 Small-leaved fig (Ficus obliqua), 8 Camphor Laurel (Cinnamomum camphora), 1 Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia), 2 Flame tree (Brachychiton acerfolius), 4 Magenta Lilly pilli (Syzygium paniculatum).

    * Plaques:

    Each tree originally protected by a 1.8m x 1.8m white pailing fence bearing a bronze tablet inscribed with the name, unit place and date of death for each soldier. All current plaques are replacements.

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