Paperbark section – my favorite tree vandalized …

My favourite paperbark Melaleuca capitata in Glen Forrest
This is one of my favorite trees its a Paperbark a Melaleuca¬†of some sort there are literally thousands in the family. This Paperbark¬†tree specifically I have photographed several times, there is so much detail in the trunk its a bit of a resolution challenge for any lens. When in flower one can stand beneath its canopy and be almost deafened by the hum and buzz of bees. I decided to return to the little park in Glen Forrest and photograph the tree again only to find that it had been pruned, no de limbed and butchered is a better description. It will likely grow back and resume its weeping habit but for the time being its a sad representation of its former self…

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