This World War 1 commemorative avenue of nine trees were planted by local citizens of Mont Albert, in Churchill Street, Mont Albert.
This was in response to Queen Elizabeth’s state tour. The Queen was driven down Churchill Street. The trees were planted in 1965, fifty years after the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli, to recognize four brothers from the one family who enlisted in the Great War. The first who enlisted (William Head) lost his life in the first wave of landings at Gallipoli on the morning of 25th April 1915.
Nine trees were planted to commemorate the four brothers from the same family and five of their local enlistees from the Mont Albert District who all enlisted together, all serving in the Great War.
The Andrews Labor Government is planning to chop down these historic trees claiming these significant trees are planning to use the area as a staging post and access point for the Mont Albert-Surrey Hills Level Crossing Removal Project.