[First filed: March 04, 2009 @ 12:48]
Gum trees are frequently beautiful. They smell nice. They’re iconically Australian.
But there are some downside too. They’re programmed by evolution to try and burn all other life forms to death.
And, as pictured they like to drop enormous weights from above. This was not a sick tree, the wood is not rotten, the branch was not dead, and yet here it is in an Ainslie park across a path children walk along every day on their way to school.
As Canberra gets older and the eucalypts get bigger is this something we need to get serious about?