Beautifying societies and associations, which emerged throughout the country in the late 19th century, were voluntary groups concerned with improving urban environments. Tree planting was a favoured activity, particularly in the early days when most local councils did not have parks and reserves departments.
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Reference: Evening Post, 18 April, 1912, p. 3
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