Barely anyone outside of Perth would have heard of Richard Pennicuik but he is the tree loving Thornlie local who for nearly three weeks has been perched high up in a gum , a tree the council are trying to chop down. Mr Pennicuik a 57 year old mineworker refuses to come down unless the council agrees not to chop down the native eucalyptus which they plan to replace with a jacaranda. His uncomfortable perch has been made all the more unbearable by hecklers, searing temperatures and sleep deprivation but he doesn’t care. Some well meaning supporters have even tried to share a limb with him but end up retreating due to boredom. It all started when the council decided to chop down 22 Eucalypts which line the street because of falling branches. It’s the vibe!
Psst If you want to help save this precious gum tree please visit Tree Man on Facebook