Blue Tree a symbol of hope

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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City of Busselton Councillor Phil Cronin, Shining Hope committee member Jon Eddy, The Man Walk organiser David Barton and Vasse MLA Libby Mettam unveil the Busselton Blue Tree.
Camera IconCity of Busselton Councillor Phil Cronin, Shining Hope committee member Jon Eddy, The Man Walk organiser David Barton and Vasse MLA Libby Mettam unveil the Busselton Blue Tree. Credit: Catherine Massey

The latest Blue Tree Project tree was officially opened in a ceremony last Friday at Geo Bay Health Centre.

The Tree has been months in the making culminating in a painting day on August 6 and a “strong roots” plaque was unveiled, displaying a quote from Helen Keller. “Keep your face to the sun and you cannot see the shadows,” it says.

Vasse MLA Libby Mettam, City of Busselton councillor Phil Cronin, Man Walk organiser David Barton and Shining Hope committee member Jon Eddy spoke about the hope the tree symbolised for the community.

“The symbolism of this tree is something the community has gathered around and all the businesses have really wanted to support it because it’s been a catalyst for strengthening conversations,” Mr Barton said.

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