Friday, November 11, 2016

Memorial Tree for Bill Mollison

11th November 2016

The Friends of the Highfields Library organized a ceremony and tree planting memorial for Bill Mollison (4 May 1928 – 24 September 2016) who was an noted Australian researcher, author, scientist, teacher and biologist. He is referred to as the "father of permaculture.

The family of Bill Mollison publicly stated that 'He wanted everyone to plant a tree when he passed.'

Samantha from the Highfields Library organized the tree and purchased it from the Crows Nest Community Nursery which is staffed by volunteers under supervision of the Toowoomba Regional Council.  The tree chosen was a River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) under advice from the nursery staff. It is a perfect tree for the reserve being a Koala feed and habitat tree. The tree was planted in the front section of the reserve just off the path from the Community Court entrance. A tree bag was placed around the tree to protect it.

Samantha and the friends of the Highfields Library will continue to water the tree regularly to ensure it survives.  May it grow well and be a wonderful tribute to Bil Mollison.


Friends of the Highfields Library at the tribute and tree planting for Bill Mollison at the Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve, Highfields. 11.11.2016

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