The reason why Grovedale West planted the Gallipoli oak tree is so that people can remember the ANZAC’s and appreciate what they did for us. A long time ago William Winter Cooke was fighting at war in Gallipoli. He got acorns from a Gallipoli oak tree and he sent them back to his uncle who lived in Victoria. He had an interest in trees so in 1916 his uncle decided to plant one on his farm and gave the rest to a school in Geelong and it is still here today it is 100 years old. There are now over 650 schools who have applied to receive a Gallipoli Oak which have all grown from the original acorns sent back from the war.
By Ella, Cody, Riley and Callum