Free Christmas tree tradition continues

02 Dec 21

Festive foresters – Bella Walker, Taylah Martin, and Sheryl Vickery

The team at OneFortyOne is giving away Christmas trees again this year, spreading some festive cheer with what is becoming a local tradition.

Silviculture Forester Adrian Lynch said the radiata pines will be thinned from the OneFortyOne estate and available for the community to collect at the Glencoe Nursery and depots at Mount Gambier, Nangwarry and Mount Burr.

“This is my first year helping out with the Christmas trees, but OneFortyOne has given away hundreds over the years,” Adrian said.

“The trees are thinned from different parts of our estate, and while they’re not the kind for building houses with, they’re perfect for bringing home to decorate with the family.”

Trees will be available from 8am on the 9th and 10th of December, on a first come first served basis at the OneFortyOne nursery and depots. Please be COVID safe by maintaining physical distancing and using sanitiser provided.

“I haven’t always had a real tree at Christmas, but I will this year,” Adrian said.

“I’m looking forward to sharing that with my family and being a part of the joy our giveaway will bring to the others who come down to collect a tree.”

If you’re planning on picking up a free tree, remember to make follow all safety signage at pickup locations, and ensure you can safely and legally secure your tree on the ride home.

Depot locations:

  • Glencoe Nursery, Mile Hill Road, Glencoe
  • Gambier Depot, 152 Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier
  • Nangwarry Depot, Riddoch Highway, Nangwarry
  • Mount Burr Depot, Mount Burr Road, Mount Burr

OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.