Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tas - Legerwood

In the centre of this very small town sits Legerwood Park which is the home of the memorial tree carvings.

Originally planted in 1918 the carved trees are now a lasting tribute to the regions war heroes.
To commemorate the locals who had fought and died in the two world wars, the locals planted a row of trees in town with an engraved plaque for each soldier. The trees grew large, but some time back, they caught a disease and all died.Rather than chop all the trees down, the top branches were lopped and locals carved figures in memory of their loved ones.

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