The Facts about the original Tree
Species: Eucalyptus tereticornis – Forest Red Gum is a large Tree. This tree was reaching its maximum height of 50mts and was up to 1.8mts in diameter.
The Tree fell on the Noosa Eumundi Road in September 2015.
Situated in the district of Doonan, which is a semi rural area in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, in between the townships of Eumundi and Noosa in Queensland, Australia.
Alexander Pollock, Botanist Plant Identification and Advisory Services from the Brisbane Herbarium estimated the age of the tree between 250 – 1500yrs old.
This tree is on Kabi Kabi land, the tree is called djom’ba (red gum tree) and had bu’mi’mi (fallen/died). The Kabi Kabi people have inhabited and cared for this land for at least the last 60,000 years.
The wood from the original tree is being cared for at Sunspace Café, Noosa Eumundi Road, Doonan, and it will eventually be used by artists in the 2018 exhibition.
During 2015 – 2018 the tree went back into the community, sharing the knowledge and stories of people, place and our connection to the environment. There were creative collaborations, workshops, exhibitions and gatherings of people walking side by side, acknowledging each other’s histories and journeys.
The community aspects of this project have now come full circle if you would like to hear what happens to the seeds that have been planted and what comes after Tree Place please subscribe to the founder Anne Harris’s newsletter.
Tree Place acknowledges the country, culture and traditional custodians of the land upon which we walk, work and live.
This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia, the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Sunshine Coast Council that supports local arts and culture in regional Queensland and the Cooroora Institute which supports Community and Creative practice to share the songs of the earth.