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.

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Posted on July 19, 2012, in Media Releases. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Good on you for having the courage to make a stand for what you believe in, I hope that somehow you manage to persuade the Tasmanian government to preserve the magnificent old growth forests,

  2. I am going to start noting each of the forests so that the record is available for perpetuity.
    The one day per forest is an excellent idea.

    These are the forests I have identified, but I may be missing a whole heap:

    1. >Bay of Fires

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    2. >Ben Lomond

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    3. >Black Bluff

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    4. >Bruny Island

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    5. >Constable Creek

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    6. >Douglas Apsley

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    7. >Eastern Tiers

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    8. >Esperance

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    9. >Florentine

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    10. >Great Western Tiers

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    11. >Lake Pedder

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    12. >Levon Canyon Forests

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    13. >Mount Arthur

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    14. >Mount Barrow

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    15. >Mount Field

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    16. >Mount Victoria and Blue Tier

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    17. >North West

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    18. >Picton-Huon

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    19. >Reedy Marsh and Dazzler Range

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    20. >South Sister

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    21. >Styx

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    22. >Tarkine

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    23. >Tyler

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    24. >Upper Derwent

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    25. >Wedge

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    26. >Weld-Snowy

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    27. >West Coast Rainforests

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    28. >West Wellington

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  3. Your vigil is an inspiration Miranda. Hopeyou can come down soon safe in the knowledge that more of our beautiful forests are protected for all to enjoy. I also hope that your ground dwelling visitor enjoys his stay in the forest. 🙂

  4. Bryony Edwards

    We’re with you, Miranda xo

  5. Here is our list of south east new south wales forests that need protecting too!!
    NOWRA │ CURRAMBENE │ SHOALHAVEN │ YERRIYONG │ JERRAWAGALA │ MCDONALD │ TERMEIL │ FLAT ROCK │ NORTH BROOMAN │ SOUTH BROOMAN │ YADBORO │ CLYDE │ SHALLOW CROSSING │ BOYNE │ BENANDARAH │ TALLAGANDA │ CURROWAN │ MOGO │ BOLARO │ BUCKENBOWRA │ WANDERA │ MORUYA │ DAMPIER │ BADJA │ GLENBOG │ WANDELLA │ BODALLA │ BERMAGUI │ CORUNNA │ MURRAH │ MUMBULLA │ TANJA │ GLEN ALLEN │ COOLUNGUBRA │ TANTAWANGALO │ CATHCART │ BOMBALA │ YURAMMIE │ GNUPA │ NULLICA │ BROADWATER │ EAST BOYD │ NADGEE │ TIMBILLICA │ YAMBULLA │ NUNGATTA │ BRUCES CREEK │ PERICOE │ BONDI │ NALBAUGH │ INGEBIRAH │ MOWAMBA │ MARAGLE │ BAGO │ BONDO │ MICALONG
    BIOMF!!!!!

  6. Congratulations Miranda on your world tree-sit record.
    Thank you for what you are doing 🙂

    “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake.
    Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
    – Martin Luther King Jr., civil-rights leader, 1929-1968

  7. Hello Miranda, I hope you are well. Last night I saw photos of you and heard your voice on the phone with Bob on the stage at Bangallow. I admire your courage ,dedication, strength of purpose and share your love for our precious trees. I feel grateful to you for what you are doing. Thank you Ari Ehrlich Tyalgum, in the Border Ranges Biosphere area.

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