The observer

July 2014

From her first visit, Tasmanian forests had a profound effect on Miranda Gibson.

This would go on to become a passion to protect those forests from logging and ultimately led to her spending 449 days, 60 metres above the ground in a tree that was named Observer Tree.

After nearly 15 months shut off from reality Miranda was forced to evacuate the tree last year.

Since then the area where Observer Tree stands and the surrounding forest have been given World Heritage status.

Ella Richmond is an ABC Open contributor who also works part-time in a non-editorial role at ABC Local Radio in Hobart. This film was produced in her own time after attending an ABC Open video workshop.

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