La'Gerche worked in the Creswick State Forest between 1882-1897. In that time La'Gerche planted over 100,000 trees. La'Gerche encountered trouble with many illegal wood cutters and wattle bark strippers who were cast as enemies to the great work La'Gerche was achieving in the forest. He would often sleep in the forest at night to prevent the theft of young trees.
I'm taking the kids (along with Emily) who told me about it for a walk and an explore on Monday.
( I also called into the Creswick Market which was the best one I've been to. the next one is on 20th June)
La Gerche statue.