If a branch falls and you didn’t hear it …

 Photo Julian Robbins/ABC News

Photo Julian Robbins/ABC News

As I write, news is coming in that a huge old Moreton Bay Fig Tree at UWA between Winthrop Hall and the Arts Building has partly, and suddenly, collapsed.  According to 100 Treasures, the tree was planted 86 years ago.  "The story has it that in 1932 garden labourer George Munns dug a big hole, threw in a dead cow and planted the tree; an original blood-and-bone story."  Generations of students, staff and visitors at UWA will have walked beneath and around, sometimes stopping to admire, or to pause in the shade, or meet at this well-known landmark.  The University has stated that its preference is to see if the tree can be saved.

For more  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-20/giant-uwa-moreton-bay-fig-tree-collapses/10513804 

Matt Lloyd