The ‘Wello’ Tree – A Generation of Giving
It has come to my attention that the very popular Mangrove (located down on the sand) at Wellington Point Reserve has been vandalised & since removed.
This mangrove was very well known to local's. Some say it had been guarding the bay from over 30 years. I myself have photographed this tree since early 2008, & other well known local photographers like Garry M. Schlatter probably for many years longer than that.
It saddens me to know that this mangrove is no longer protecting the bay for the next generation of photographers. It is still unclear as if 'Mother Nature' claimed her or if it was an act of vandalism. If the later, there may be a $90k fine involved.
Share Your Images
I’m calling on local photographers & the general public to send in their favourite images of this tree. All images submitted will be added to a ‘tribute gallery' Please send your images to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also share your stories & general comments below.
Conservation - The Responsibility of All
It was only last week that I delivered a framed print to the Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre. The centre well be displaying my images to help educate Queensland children on the importance of protecting our local ecosystems. It is up to 'all of us' to protect & respect our local mangroves. Mangrove conservation is the responsibility of all.
Local News Stories
Redlands City Bulletin.
Axed mangrove under investigation
612 ABC News Radio Interview
Website pays tribute to a lone mangrove tree (Radio Interview)
Facebook News Stories
Recently another famous tree generated some good debate regarding the need to protect & look after well known trees. Follow the FB thread here:
- LPN (Landscape Photographers Network)
Other Lost Trees
It has come to my attention that we have recently lost another local lone mangrove. Probably not vandal related, but still very sad. Click to see some before & after images by local Photography Garry Schlatter.
Please click on any of the thumbnails below to view the gallery.
Only the Base Remains
Only the Base Remains
I took a drive out to Wellington Point today (12th May 2015) around mid day. I planned to shoot the roots & some of the detail left behind. Below are a few outtake images - confirming she is no more.
I shot a roll of film. I'll hopefully get these images to the lab soon so I can release these images.
Other Local Tress Which Need Protecting
I'm the first to admit that you cant save every tree, mother nature often causes more damage to these delicate ecosystems than us humans do, but there will never an excuse to damage/remove mangroves (or any trees) unless they pose a safety risk. Below are are images of other tress in the greater Brisbane area that we all need to protect.
The SS Dicky
The SS Dicky shipwreck will be removed from Dicky Beach very soon. I have a tribute page setup for this Queensland icon also. The SS Dicky will be removed due to a public safety concern & not a result of vandalism.
Follow this link to add your comments to view one of the "Look Back" galleries.
The SS Dicky – "Weathering Change" - A Tribute