Media Release: Australia’s longest running tree sit set to continue indefinitely

Miranda Gibson, who has been at the top of a tree for 318 days, is today making a commitment to stay in the tree, despite the failure of the forest talks to reach an agreement.

“The failure of the talks brings even greater uncertainty for Tasmania’s world class forests. And with it uncertainty about how long I will need to remain at the top of this tree” said Miranda Gibson.

“Almost a year ago now I made a vow to remain at the top of this tree until the forests were protected. I had hoped, for the sake of the forests, the negotiations would deliver the secure protection these forests so urgently need” said Ms Gibson.

“Although there is no end in sight for my tree sit now, I remain hopeful. The international community has clearly shown that there is no place on the global market for products made from the destruction of Tasmania’s native forests. And therefore, the industry must change sooner rather than later” said Ms Gibson.

“I am now looking to the government and the industry to step up and heed the advice made by scientific experts to protect these forests. I will continue my tree top vigil, standing with people across the globe who are keen to see the protection of Tasmania’s unique forests” said Ms Gibson.

“This tree that has been my home for over ten months is in an area that has been recommended for world heritage protection. With the forest talks over, this forest remains under imminent threat from logging, which could begin again any day. I will be staying in this tree, keeping watch over this forest and the animals that call it home” said Ms Gibson.


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Posted on October 28, 2012, in Media Releases. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. want to leave a little message for you but no words can describe the utmost respect and admiration i have for you Miranda..Lots of love from all the folks up here in Alice x

  2. It’s gotta be disheartening, but I’m glad you’re firm in your resolve, Miranda. It’s also sickening to see Terry Edwards resigned to a complete failure of the talks, and seeing his smirking at the prospect of “a return to “the bad ol’ days” of conflict. Now there is a man who couldn’t give a toss about the well-being of Tasmania’s native forests. The forest industry would do well to find a more enlightened figurehead.

  3. Oh gosh. I think Cazza expressed the feelings of a fair few people here in Bris, too. Thinking of you, love, etc. Will pass this page around, x

  4. Miranda, you’re a legend!

  5. Wow Miranda. you must see a wonderful pace of animal life from your treetop home. Such changes you observe in living things – an awesome experience, we are all so amazed and awed at your commitment.

  6. You have the strength and fortitude of the trees you’ve committed to protect Miranda, you have my admiration.

  7. Hello Miranda, looks like you are better up that tree! it’s a bit embarrasing down here with all those other so called enlightened humans, I was looking for a word to describe these ongoing,protracted,complicated, intricate talks but I guess the only word that describes it is DERRRRRRRRRR!
    Cheers Miranda, you will nevere regret your life experiences!

  8. Hello Miranda , from Cambodia . I just got to know about your epic stand WELL DONE ! we are with you . I just send mails to my contacts in Australia and NZ to spread the word . I read your words with passion , humbleness and admiration. Very best


  9. Miranda you are inspirational.
    1 person can make a difference.
    Enjoy the scenic view. 🙂

  10. What a lady! I cant express how i feel for what you are doing..great respect..and i would join you if i could!


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