National Tree Day to be celebrated at Jimboomba

FUNDRAISER: Elektra McMillian is inviting everyone to come along to tree day celebrations at Jimboomba. Photo: Georgina Bayly
FUNDRAISER: Elektra McMillian is inviting everyone to come along to tree day celebrations at Jimboomba. Photo: Georgina Bayly

Conservation warrior Elektra McMillian is excited to be hosting a National Tree Day celebration at Jimboomba on July 30.

Elektra’s Eucalyptus tree plantation was spurred on from a Hills International College project where she chose to research about koalas.

She was devastated during the recent floods when she thought all hope for the plantation’s survival was lost as the trees were underwater for a number of days.

Most of the trees survived however several plants could not be saved and Elektra would like these people to come down again and plant a new tree.

  • Scroll to the bottom of the story to see if your plant was lost.

To celebrate National Tree Day Elektra is asking residents to come along and plant a tree Eucalyptus tree for a small fee, which will be donated back to the Australian Koala Foundation.

There will be lunch and drinks on sale as well.

Elektra said the trees were now “as right as rain” however they are a little shorter than expected.

“During the flood we lost some of our plantation which was sad,” she said.

“During tree day we hope that more people will come and help us plant or if their tree has died they can come and plant a new one.”

Koala Services Queensland has donated trees for the National Tree Day celebration.

Head to Hills International College on Johanna Street and turn right near the white gates. The gate to the right will be unlocked. Follow the koala signs.

The event will start at 9.30am on July 30.

Contact Elektra’s mother Kendall on 5546 9449 for more information.

Lost trees list:

  • Jackson Cambell
  • Tobey Baker
  • Zoe Moffitt
  • Anne Page x 6
  • Donna Baker
  • Michael Cadzow
  • Darrin Rowles
  • Dustin Baker
  • Stacy Archer
  • Brianna Archer
  • Lynette Seymour
  • Lilli Seymour
  • Hayley Archer
  • Felix Wessling
  • Karen Wessling
  • Sharon Stafford
  • Terry Sexton
  • Keely Moffitt
  • Trevor Moffitt
  • Archer O'Brien
  • Caleb Spicer
  • Leah Henley
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Charlotte Cooper
  • Tony Foster
  • Ariana Munnerley
  • Khan Holm
  • Keith Henley
  • Chantelle Mai x 2
  • Kendall McMillan
  • Hannah Andrew x 2
  • Jaxson Semler-Bayley
  • Dylan Davidson
  • Vincent Stanton
  • Tracy Foster
  • Amber Davidson
  • Sophia Davidson
  • Tyler Davidson
  • Holly Zouliou
  • Joshua Zouliou
  • Hayley Holding
  • Karly Sheppard
  • Letia Cash
  • Jessie McMillan
  • Kijana Ahluwalia
  • Jemma Oswald
  • Jacy Allen
  • Max Harvey
  • Denva Best
  • Lucas Best