Tree-sit­ter con­tin­ues mis­sion

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - News -

MI­RANDA Gib­son has now been perched 60m about the Floren­tine for­est for more than three months and has re­mained in news head­lines around the world and re­ceived a va­ri­ety of vis­i­tors.

Ear­lier this week she was vis­ited by a class of univer­sity stu­dents who are study­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal jour­nal­ism and was able to speak with them over a walkie-talkie.

Re­tir­ing se­na­tor and for­mer leader of the Aus­tralian Greens, Bob Brown said he was look­ing for­ward to vis­it­ing Ms Gib­son.

‘‘I was glad to hear in his res­ig­na­tion me­dia re­lease he said that now he has more time on his hands he will be look­ing for­ward to com­ing out to visit me and my tree,’’ Ms Gib­son said.

‘‘I will very much be look­ing for­ward to his visit too.’’

She has faced many chal­lenges, in­clud­ing her first snow­fall while on the ex­posed plat­form, and she con­tin­ues to share her ex­pe­ri­ences on her blog.

‘‘We had all kinds of snow: snow mixed with rain that is more like sludge, light fluffy snow me­an­der­ing weight­lessly through the sky to heavy pelt­ing snow driven at full force by the wind.

‘‘Some­times the wind swirled the snow, rip­ping it through the air, it felt like be­ing in the mid­dle of a bl­iz­zard. And other times it was so silent and soft,’’ she said on her blog.

The full blog can be found at www.ob­servertree.org

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