Aleppo Pine, Pinus halepensis
Location: Taradale Cemetery
Significance: Cultural and historical
During the First World War, ANZAC troops battled Turkish forces to gain a foothold on the stony ridges of the Gallipoli peninsula. In 1915, an Aleppo Pine crowning a particular spur entered ANZAC folklore. Known as "The Lone Pine", it became a symbol of the sacrifices made during the brutal struggle.
Seed was gathered from the tree, and saplings were planted at the Australian National War Memorial in Canberra.
The tree on the upper slope of the Taradale Cemetery was raised from a batch of seed taken from a Canberra tree, making it a direct descendant of the original tree at Gallipoli.
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