I applaud Lenard Brennan’s plan for a giant forest here again in South Gippsland (Sentinel-Times, July 30, ‘Pensioner’s mission to plant one million trees’).
His main problem being getting the available land.
With our mountain ash (eucalyptus regnans) being arguably the world’s tallest tree, perhaps we could gain attention for Lenard’s plan by identifying current giant specimens and also by planting in some accessible locations with historical and other information that could attract tourists and also government support for his plan.
The bottom of Coal Creek, the proposed Leongatha Botanical Gardens or along the rail trail could be good locations. This is something of environmental, tourist and historical interest where South Gippsland has all the advantages. At 83 years of age, Lenard says its better late than never, let us help him get this plan underway.
Steve Finlay, Leongatha.