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Lone pines find new home in Simpson Barracks

Two lone pine trees in Simpson Barracks in Yallambie have found a new home in the barracks as part of a ceremonial area built by North East Link.

The two pine trees, which came from seeds of direct descendants of First World War Lone Pines in Gallipoli, were planted at the Simpson Barracks in Yallambie to commemorate the anniversary of Gallipoli, and have now been relocated to centre-stage of a new ceremonial area built by North East Link.

The two seven-metre-tall pines, with an eight-metre canopy, were lifted into position by a 100-tonne crane, where they now form the centrepiece of a new landscaped and staged area that we’ve built on behalf of the Department of Defence.

In collaboration with the Department of Defence, a mix of native and exotic trees have also been planted at Simpson Barracks’ historic Meares House to revitalise a traditional garden, lawns and avenue.

The work at the barracks will help pave the way for major construction to begin on the North East Link tunnels.

North East Link Program