Over three days, students from six schools made oversized tassels, bunting and fabric lengths to celebrate and acknowledge why trees are so important. This co-incided with the Wild Flower Spring Festival, arbor specialists would decorate the two chosen trees each afternoon with the students work.
The next evening, during a freak storm one of the ancient trees fell down! Apparently it suffered Tuart tree root rot. The two trees we had decorated were subsequently felled in fear of public safety (both being Tuarts)!
Is there an expression for such a bizarre occurrence? A vigil, a premonition, memento mori? O