The photo does not show how tall this tree is.  Its death is a significant loss to the area.

The photo does not show how tall this tree is. Its death is a significant loss to the area.

It has been very sad to watch this Eucalypt in Tempe Bus Depot next to Gannon Street die over the last 3-4 months. Even the rain we received was not enough to help it recover.

To their credit Tempe Bus Depot went to a fair bit of trouble to keep this tree when they refurbished the depot in 2010. They retained a parcel of soil around the tree & it appeared quite happy until recently.

Not only is it sad to lose such a large tree, but also it is one of the few large trees in this area & stood like a lone sentinel. It was also popular with the birds. I hope they decide to plant a new tree.

Showing the land around the tree that was retained when the depot was excavated.

Showing the land around the tree that was retained when the depot was excavated.

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