Norfolk Island Pines (Araucaria heterophylla) were the species of choice, in the establishment of the Addison Road, Hove, Trees of Tribute honour avenue for WW2 servicemen from the Glenelg, Brighton and Marion districts. The trees were presumably planted sometime in late August/early September 1941, after initial arrangements for the planting ceremony on Friday 22nd August 1941 was abandoned due to heavy rain.
Trees Of Tribute At Glenelg
Heavy rain caused the abandonment yesterday of a ceremony arranged for the planting of 250 trees of tribute along the Diagonal road, Glenelg, to the railway station at Hove, in honour of men who have joined the fighting forces in the Glenelg, Brighton and Marion districts. The cost of the trees, with guards, will be £280, which will be met by the three councils. The project was instigated by the chairman of the Marion Council (Mr. F. H. Trott). The trees will be planted by council employees. Arrangements had been made for children from the Glenelg, Brighton, and Marion schools to plant the trees. The scholars were granted a half-holiday yesterday.
Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 – 1954), Saturday 23 August 1941, page 8