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Doing it for the Forests song by Rose Turtle Ertler

Updated: Apr 1





Doing It For the Forest by

Rose Turtle Ertler



Inspired by Colette Harmsen who was imprisoned for three months in 2023 for defending Tasmanian forests.


Dedicated to front line forest defenders and all you good people who take action to protect the natural world.


The song is available at: https://roseturtleertler.bandcamp.com

It's free to download but please consider giving a donation which will go 100% to the Bob Brown Foundation


Recorded at Frying Pan Studios, MONA in nipaluna/Hobart with Tim Kling.



Big thanks to special guests musicians: Svetlana Bunic (bass)

Bradley Stow (trumpet)

Lee Winson (trombone)

Mariam & Liz (back up vocals)

Rose played electric guitar & vocals and also drums which were recorded by Steve Fraser at Irene Warehouse in Naarm/Melbourne


Poem written & spoken by Colette

Extra soundscape for the poem by Steve Couri

Thanks to Charley for forest recordings of masked owls & swift parrots


Mixed by Rose with lots of advice from Steve Couri and all those other friends who gave feedback along the way


Big thanks to the 52 dancers and video shooters who donated their video footage:Laura & the 'Boots and All Line Dancing' gang (Harley, Lorene, Vicki, Rosetta, Heather, Lee, Brenda, Diana, Anne, Michelle, Judi, Judy, Michelle, Fran, Judy, Keryn) / Fenella & Tara / Moo, Mozi, Jenny, Lorax, Jelli, Skink & Gaffa / Anna. Tyto & Shell /  Martin / Jenny, Wayne, Fi & Chrissie / Betty / Leonie, Jules & Clare / Iggy / Amelia-Moon / The Cherry Reds - Heidi, Rachel, Emily, Poppy, Fionn & Robin / Evi & Poppie / my sister Liz / my mum


The song is available at: https://roseturtleertler.bandcamp.com...​It's free to download but please consider giving a donation which will go 100% to the Bob Brown Foundation


For more info look up Colette's website: www.doingitfortheforests.com

Bob Brown Foundation: www.bobbrown.org.au

Rose Turtle Ertler: www.roseturtleertler.com



Also on spotify! It's a great singalong song for all your forest protests ♡♡♡



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Cheryl Almond
Cheryl Almond
18. März

Love to all who created the song. Love it, especially the verse at the end. Thank you XO

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