Over 600 primary schools across Victoria have already registered, and schools will be supplied a kit as trees become available in 2015-2018. Each school will receive:
- Gallipoli Oak seedling, for use in a commemorative planting ceremony
- Plaque to mark the significance of the tree
- Horticultural advice sheet, to aid in the care of your tree
- Mesh tree guard, you just need some zip ties to put it together
Schools are encouraged to make use of our project resources:
- Digital e-book of “The Gallipoli Oaks Story: How the trees came to grow here”
- Digital teacher resource kit for classroom use, tailored to the Grade 3 Curriculum
- Video of ‘How to Grow and Plant a Gallipoli Oak‘
- Order of service template to help shape your ceremony
- Media release template to share your event with your local community
The trees ready for planting will become progressively available between 2015 and 2018.
Primary schools should contact their local RSL Sub-branch and collaborate to identify suitable dates for planting ceremonies to occur. The availability of trees may need to be considered when planning your events, as this is a rare species with a limited number of trees available each year.
Schools are allocated a tree on a first-come, first-served basis, and trees available in 2015
are already fully allocated. However, World War One continued for four long years, and there will be more opportunities for commemoration in the period 2015-2018.
Visit our Tree Delivery page to find out more.