Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour
Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour. Photo: National Trust Australia.

Here’s a good news story with a difference.

In 1918, the Avenue of Honour was planted to commemorate those who died in World War 1. Now a place of remembrance and reflection of loved ones who sacrificed their lives for their country.

Bacchus Marsh Avenue of honour has long been a photographer’s playground.

Now, the Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour has been named Victorian Tree of the Year 2020 by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

This is the first time a ‘collection of trees’ has been awarded the coveted prize.

This years competition was stiff, but the Trees in the Bacchus Marsh won by a landslide.

Simon Ambrose, CEO of the National Trust Australia (Victoria) said in a statement, “The win reflects the community’s passion and willingness to protect this cultural landmark.  It is listed in the Victorian Heritage Register”

“We look forward to communities reconnecting with nature, visiting their favourite trees, and of course taking a road trip through the Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour to celebrate its new title”

This year’s runner up was a Himalayan Oak tree situated at Bright cemetery.

This win comes on the back of news that 4 trees in the Avenue will be cut down. See that story here.

Author: Dev