Gallipoli Oaks Project featured on ABC News

Gallipoli Oaks Project

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As part of its commitment to celebrate and preserve our environmental heritage, the National Trust
of Australia (Victoria) has identified the Gallipoli Oak tree (Quercus coccifera subsp. calliprinos) as
a symbolic link between the Centenary of ANZAC, the people of Turkey and the primary school
children of Victoria.

The Gallipoli Oak “grandparent” trees were grown from acorns originally sent to Australia by soldiers
fighting at Gallipoli in World War 1. We have collected acorns from these trees to grow hundreds of
unusual oaks. We plan to link each school with their local RSL sub-branch, so that a commemorative
tree can be planted in a short ceremony to recognise the ANZAC Centenary.
Over 650 primary schools in Victoria have now registered to become part of the Gallipoli Oaks story.

School registrations have now closed, thank you for your interest.

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His Excellency Sir Peter Cosgrove planting a Gallipoli Oak at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.