Bindi Irwin names tree after late father Steve

June 7th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Adelaide, June 7 (ANI): Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin, paid tribute to her father by naming a special Adelaide gum tree after him.

Steves father Bob Irwin, wife Terri Irwin and Bindi planted the tree outside Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens as part of a four-day visit to South Australia.

And in honour of her late father, Bindi named the tree Steve The Tree.

“I love trees, I especially like climbing trees, but this one might need to grow a bit,” AdelaideNow quoted Bindi, as saying.

The family joined Premier Mike Rann to plant a river red gum in Botanic Park as part of the State Government’s Three Million Trees program.

It was the 1,500,000th tree to be planted under the program to combat climate change and protect biodiversity since it began in 2003.

Terri said Bindi and Bob were “expert tree planters” and they were all excited to help the program.

“We are seeing things in South Australia like drought and water levels dropping and the need for preservation and trees are directly linked with that,” she said.

“You don’t need a lot of time or money to do this kind of initiative, she added. (ANI)

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