A commemorative plaque has been unveiled in memory of the kurrajong trees which were removed from Dandaloo Street in Narromine. The avenue of trees were initially planted by Narromine Municipal Council in 1917 to honour servicemen from Narromine who had served in the First World War. The plaque commemorates the avenue of trees which were removed in 2018 due to damage being caused to the road. READ ALSO: "The kurrajong trees on the northern side of the railway were removed in 1934-35 by the Department of Main Roads as part of major road improvements," Narromine Shire Council general manager Jane Redden said. "In 2018, the kurrajong trees on the southern side of the railway line were removed and replaced with the manchurian pear trees, a much more suitable street tree, as part of the main street enhancement program. Ms Redden said the kurrajong trees had caused a number of issues for local residents, such as roots lifting bitumen, interfering with the kerb and gutter along the street, the untidy falling of seed pods, and potential problems with water pipes and drainage. However Narromine's cenotaph was constructed in 1924 and is the town's war memorial honouring the servicemen who died in the First World War. We depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.