Resilience in Action
A brief history
On June 9th 2021, a big storm hit the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria especially hard. Some 25,000 trees fell in the region, causing power outages, limited connectivity and road blockages, with many people losing their homes, including members of the Rescue Logs committee.
Rescue Logs was formed to salvage and reuse the trees that Mother Nature felled, creating projects that help in the healing process and build resilience.
Where we are today
Through damage clean up, roughly 55 properties have saved their trees from the chipper by having them milled on site. Big thanks to Purple Hat Woodworking & Co for their support with this project.
We meet monthly at local hubs or online during lockdowns.
We've published our first book - The Story of THE BIG STORM which was written as a way for parents to talk to their children about the storm
We continue to encourage repurposing of fallen logs into creations for healing.
The Laughing Kookaburra was auctioned on 1st May at The Chestnut Festival raising much needed funding for the kinder.