Green memorials for Remembrance Day

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You may be familiar with war memorials in Brisbane, but did you know that our city has a long history of green memorials? Documented as ‘Avenues of Honour’, many suburban parks, streets and school grounds have a variety of trees that commemorate the brave servicemen and women who served for Australia.

Council has recorded 24 memorial and commemorative plantings, and restored, rededicated or established eight Avenue of Honour sites.

These living memorials to times past range from full-grown trees, such as the long row of bunya pines and cottonwood trees in Graceville Memorial Park (planted in 1924) to a simple cabbage palm at Sherwood Uniting Church. Discover 24 locations around Brisbane with memorial plantings.

1.     Private Andrew Clark Memorial Park, Fernvale Road, Tarragindi (crow’s ash).

2.     Anzac Park, Dean Street, Toowong (various tree species).

3.     Anzac Square, Adelaide and Ann streets, Brisbane City (date palms, bottle trees).

4.     Balmoral Park, Wynnum Road, Morningside (weeping figs).

5.     Bulimba Memorial Park, Oxford Street, Bulimba (various fig trees).

6.     City Botanic Gardens, Alice Street, Brisbane City (Gallipoli pines).

7.     Country Women’s Association Hall, School Road, Yeronga (weeping fig).

8.     Kalinga Park, Diggers Drive, Clayfield (kauri pines, tallowwood trees).

9.     Graceville Memorial Park, Oxley Road, Graceville (bunya pines, cottonwood trees).

10.  Wynnum State High School, Memorial Avenue, Wynnum (hoop pines, cocos palms).

11.  National Memorial Walk, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera (more than 1000 native trees).

12.  River City Family Church, Settlement Road, The Gap (Gallipoli pine).

13.  Salisbury State School, Cripps Street, Salisbury (lone pine).

14.  Sherwood Uniting Church, Sherwood Road, Sherwood (cabbage palm).

15.  St Paul’s School, Strathpine Road, Bald Hills (Gallipoli pine).

16.  Stewart Place Park, Waterworks and Stewart roads, Ashgrove (Gallipoli pine).

17.  Tennyson Memorial Avenue, Tennyson (brush box trees).

18.  Anglican Church Grammar School (‘Churchie’), Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane (Gallipoli pine).

19.  The National Australia Remembers Freedom Wall, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha (fig trees).

20.  The Woods Memorial Playground, Royal Parade, St John’s Wood (kauri pine).

21.  Toowong Memorial Park, Sylvan Road, Toowong (cocos palms).

22.  Victoria Barracks, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane (Gallipoli pine, Bribie Island pine).

23.  Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill (cocos palms).

24.  Yeronga Memorial Park, Ipswich and Park roads, Yeronga (weeping figs, flame trees).

Council carefully chooses street trees to keep our suburbs cooler, attract wildlife and ensure Brisbane remains a liveable city for our children and future generations. Our 575,000+ street trees all contribute to our urban forest and help to keep Brisbane clean, green and sustainable.

Find out more about Brisbane's Avenues of Honour.

Date posted: Friday, 10th November, 2017
Last updated:8 May 2019
Topics: green