Special Lone Pine tree planting for ANZAC Day

Published on Friday, 22 April 2022 at 8:33:06 AM

ANZAC Day is quickly approaching and to acknowledge the day, the City of Greater Geraldton is planting 139 Lone Pine trees at the Leonard T. Green Memorial Park in recognition of the residents who gave their lives in World War I.

Over 60 trees have been planted this week with an additional 79 trees still growing at the Community Nursery. Once established, they will join those already planted and memorialised in the park.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said it was an honour to plant one of them.

“The trees descend from the Gallipoli Lone Pine, which gives its name to one of the battles that occurred during WWI on the Gallipoli peninsular,” he said.

“Our Community Nursery volunteers and the City’s Parks team have been growing and nurturing the plants for a number of months now and it is a special sight to see them in the Leonard T. Green Memorial Park.

“These trees acknowledge the sacrifice the ANZACs made for others and I look forward to them growing big and strong in our community for years to come.”

ANZAC Day commemorations are taking place in both Geraldton and Mullewa on Monday 25 April.

Those in Geraldton can attend the Dawn Service at 6am or the Main Service at 11am at Birdwood House.

Mullewa will hold an ANZAC Day Breakfast at 7.30am at the Recreation Centre followed by the Main Service at 11am.

More information about the commemoration is available on the City’s website.

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