Lions Club of Wangaratta,

Victoria, Australia, District 201V6

Lions International Avenue



In 1967 a group of International Ploughman came to Wangaratta on a goodwill visit on their way home from the World Ploughing Contest in New Zealand.
During their stay the overseas visitors joined with members of the Lions Club of Wangaratta to plant the avenue of trees on the Hume Highway at North Wangaratta.
A tree was planted to represent each country involved in the Ploughing Organisation and the Lions Club.

  Tree Planting  
Country Tree Name of Assisting Lion
Austria Silver Birch D Greenwood
Canada Canadian Maple R Barry
Czechoslovakia Silver Birch R Harbourd
Denmark Silver Birch L Brown
Finland Silver Birch H Delany
France Poplar J McCormick
West Germany (Germany) Ash P Seargent
Great Britain European Mountain Ash K Marsh
Hungary Silver Birch R Dunstan
India Indian Cedar E Parsons
Japan Conifer R Beazley
Netherlands Cratageous J Harrower
New Zealand Pittosporum V Kentman
Northern Ireland Irish Juniper W O'Callaghan
Norway Norway Spruce H Marks
Pakistan Cedar W Mathews
Republic of Ireland Irish Juniper M Hill
Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) Atlas Cedar N Greene
Sweden Spruce J Clohesy
U.S.A Liquidamber B Kensington
Australia Pink Flowering Gum R Crump


About the World Ploughing Organisation

The world Ploughing Organisation official language is English and is a United Kingdom registered Charity. The objectives of the World Ploughing Organisation are:



Every year a World Ploughing Contest is organized and hosted by one of the 31 affiliates. The World Ploughing Organisation supports the host organization with advice and supervises the host organizations compliance with the set requirements.


Lions International Avenue List of Trees Planted

Below is a list of trees which have been planted from information provided from many sources which is not complete. We would be happy if anyone  has information which may improve our records, your input would be appreciated.


Row 1 North Side nearest the fence (Caravan Park End)
Tree Name Country
A1  Acacia Dealbata - Silver Wattle Australia
Lions Club Sign & 2 x Property Gates   
A2  Cratagus - Hawthorn Netherlands
2 x Property Gates  
A3  Fraxinus Angustifolia 'Raywood' - Claret Ash Australian
A4  Fraxinus Angustifolia 'Raywood' - Claret Ash Australian
A5  Fraxinus Angustifolia 'Raywood' - Claret Ash Australian
A6  Cedrus Doedara Cedar Himalayas
A7  Fraxinus Angustifolia 'Raywood' - Claret Ash Australian
A8  Platanus x acerrifolia 'London Plane' Tree Spain
1 x Property Driveway  
A9  Liquidamber Styraciflua U.S.A
A10 Pseudotsuga Menziesil - Douglas Fir North America
A11 Acer Negundo - Maple North America
A12  Melia Azadarech - White cedar Asia
A13 Eucalyptus Leucoxyion -Yellow Gum Australia
A14 Fraxinus Angustifolia 'Raywood' - Claret Ash Australian
A15 Quercus Palustris - Pin Oak North America
2 x Property Driveways  
A16 Platanus x acerifolia 'London Plane' Tree Spain
A17 Cupressus Sempervirens - Mediterranean Cypress Mediterranean (Needs replacement)
A18 Cratagus - Hawthorn Netherlands
A19 Fraxinus Angustifolia 'Raywood' - Claret Ash Australian
A20 Melia Azadarech - White Cedar Asia
A21 Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood' - Claret Ash West Germany
A22 Betula Pendula - Silver Birch Austria (Needs Replacement)
A23 Eucalyptus Australian (Replacement Tree)
A24 Casuarina Cunninghamiana - She Oak Australia
A25 Paulownia Fortunei - Foxglove Tree South East Asia
A26 Acer Negundo - Maple U.S.A
A27 Populus - Cotton Wood France
A28 Melaleauca Styphelloides - Prickly Paper Bark Australian