Media Release: Tree sitter Miranda Gibson remains committed to staying in the Observer Tree
19 July 2012
Australian tree-sit record holder Miranda Gibson has been maintaining a peaceful vigil over the threatened forests of Tasmania’s south-west for the past seven months, perched over 60 metres up a 300-year-old eucalypt in a forest at the centre of the current forest talks.
She has been sending her message about Tasmania’s forests to the world via her blog at https://observertree.org/.
Despite the presence of a pro-logging protester who has set up camp at the base of the tree, Miranda has no intentions of coming down.
‘I’m here to provide a voice for Tasmania’s threatened forests and wildlife, and plan to remain in the Observer Tree until these forests receive the protection they deserve” said Miranda Gibson.
“I have been at the top of this tree for over seven months now. Any claims to the effect that I have left the ObserverTree are just plain wrong,” Ms Gibson said.
‘I remain committed to staying in this tree, standing up for these globally significant forests and the endangered species that rely on them for survival” said Ms Gibson.