The Lone Pine - Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis) card
Reproduced from an original watercolour painting by Cheryl Hodges
Greeting card 10 x 15cm, blank inside with white envelope
Text on reverse of card reads:
The memorial plaque at the Lone Pine at the Australian War Memorial reads in part “After the capture of the Lone Pine Ridge in Gallipoli an Australian soldier who had taken part in the attack in which his brother was killed found a cone on one of the branches used by the Turks as overhead cover for their trenches, and sent it to his mother. From seed shed by it she raised this tree which she presented to be planted in the War Memorial grounds in honour of her own and others’ sons who fell at Lone Pine.”
The tree was planted by the Duke of Gloucester in 1934. Each year the Yarralumla Nursery harvests seed from this tree and propagates seedlings.