Saying farewell to a fruitful friendship

Jackie French
By Jackie French
April 9 2022 - 2:30pm
I planted the persimmon purely for its beauty - and for the birds. Picture: Shutterstock

How do you replace an old friend, especially when that friend is a beloved tree?


Jackie French

Jackie French

Canberra Times columnist

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children' Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also writes a gardening column for The Canberra Times.

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