Small victory the sole survivor – Tamborine vandalism

Here today, gone tomorrow

Here today, gone tomorrow

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– I went off the mountain this morning to sing. There was a single tree still standing. I didn’t know if it would still be there when I returned. It was the best thing I could have done. I asked that it be saved and it was. It seems it was on council land and as I’d complained about the trees removal, it was saved Later I met the owner and told him how furious I was as I said: What a mess! He came up with the standard reply up here, its only a pine tree. I pointed out its a carbon pump.processing CO2 at a significant rate He said he’ll plant natives and I pointed out it will take about 80 years for Bunya pines to mature. He certainly won’t be around. So a small victory. In my visualization for  the future I want to live in a places where trees are valued as habitat, as a means of balancing the carbon on the planet, as Bill Neidjie, Aboriginal elder from Kakadu says: Listen carefully this, you can hear me. I’m telling you because earth just like mother and father or brother of you. That tree same thing; Your body, my body I suppose. I’m same as you…anyone. Tree working when you sleeping and dream. Bill Neidjie, 1989