The Nottinghill Avenue of Honour was planted on Blackburn Road to commemorate the First World War. The Avenue comprised of Hybrid Plane trees (Platanus x acerifolia). Today there are no visible remains of the Avenue.
In Australia, commemorative trees have been planted in public spaces since the late nineteenth century. Arbor Days were held regularly in most Victorian State Schools during the late 1800s and early 1900s, and numerous trees were planted in