David Lawry OAM founded the “Avenues of Honour” project in 2004.
He is also responsible for co-founding TREENET (Tree and Roadway Experimental and Educational Network) in 1997 with Dr Jennifer Gardner, former curator of the Waite Arboretum and was its Director until December 2012.
Retiring in 2023, David remains dedicated to Australia’s living war memorials, serving on TREENET’s Advisory board, helping to foster and support special initiatives to raise the profile of the Avenues of Honour project and its aims.
In 2008 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia:
“For service to arboriculture and the environment, particularly through research and support for sustainable plantings in the urban landscape, and to the community through the Avenues of Honour project.”