SPECIAL REPORT: REMEMBRANCE DAY
sugar gums were planted on Lovekin Avenue in 1948, and Marri Walk near the Rio Tinto Naturescape dedicated in 1999.
With age and storms taking their toll on the giant trees, the Kings Park Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is replacing the non-WA species with indigenous types, including marri.
“It’s the character of the avenues, with that cathedral-like light, their presence, with mist on their damp trunks, that strikes you,” arboriculture curator for the group Jeremy Thomas said.
“You stop, look at the plaque, and it actually paints a bigger picture that these trees are our living monuments; our living assets to our fallen soldiers.”