Tony’s 70th Tree Planting Celebration

On Thursday 23rd February I celebrated my 70th anniversary of birth and invited friends across my network to join me in a 70th legacy by planting a tree. Thanks to Oddur Tom Augustsson who planted the Illawarra Flame Tree (Brachychiton acerifolius) in Carseldine and John Frame who planted a 3m high native Blue Quandong (Eleocarpus grandis) on his property. Again I extend the invitation to friends to join this year long celebration of treeplanting. After all, I will only be 70 once!!!

Illawarra Flame Tree (Brachychiton acerifolius)
Blue Quandong (Eleocarpus grandis)

My hope is to create a “70th Birthday Album” of your planting and invite you to send a photo with you tree or shrub/bush. You can add your pic to the Discussion forum of this event or email me on

This event will continue through this year so that you can find the best time for planting.

I  acknowledge the land of the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin nations where I was born and pay respect to Elders, past and  present

On this day I give thanks for my parents now deceased, my sister and brothers, cousins and relatives of several generations who nurtured, loved and challenged me.

I give thanks for the neighbours, school friends, work colleagues, travel companions, lecturers, employers, lovers and life friends who have shared the journey over 70 years

.I wish a “Happy Birthday” to each of you for your celebration of the birthing day in your life. May the year ahead be a time of growth, compassion, commitment and love in so many ways for each of us.

I give thanks to all who have posted greetings across my social media platforms in these past three months as I continue this year long celebration. I am available for cake cuttings and renditions of the traditinal song. As I travel I also have large 70 birthday cards for those who enjoy the customary Birthday Card experience.

Another project I am working on in these latter years is updating  my digital biography. Yes, here in images are the highlights captured by other peoples lens. If you have an image you would like to contribute feel free to send it in for inclusion. Please feel free to add comments and your memories of these moments.

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