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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.”

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