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Tree pruning along Avenue of Honour

Trees along the Avenue of Honour at Campbells Creek

Thursday 27 February 2020

Mount Alexander Shire Council will soon resume tree pruning to improve the health and condition of trees planted on the Avenue of Honour on Main Road in Campbells Creek.

The pruning will start in March as part of a staged program of works to preserve the significance of the Avenue of Honour and protect public safety.

The Avenue of Honour was planted in 1921 to commemorate World War I.

A 2019 audit of the trees within the avenue of honour identified health issues associated with some of the trees due to their mature age and historic pruning practices.

The specialist tree works will include remedial and restorative pruning to prolong the life expectancy of the trees and reduce potential hazards.

The tree preservation works are supported by a $24,900 grant from the Victorian Government, through the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program.

The program helps Victorian communities restore or improve local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour to reflect the local service history.

Council received a similar grant to complete similar works along avenues of honour in Chewton and Newstead in 2018.


Image: The Avenue of Honour at Campbells Creek.

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