Memorial Oaks

April 25, 2013

In 1919 locals planted 400 oak trees in North Otago, one for every  serviceman from the district killed during the war.

They radiated from a hub in Oamaru to the countryside, planted where possible close to the home of the men they honour.

Many of the trees, or a replacement, still grow, providing a living memorial to the young men from out district, who went to war and didn’t return.

The trees are growing older as the men they commemorate didn’t.

 


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