FAVOURITE TREES ON MAGNETIC ISLAND
Trees! Don't you just love 'em!
But deep down many of us have special trees - ones that are our favourite, ones that are important in our lives for any number of reasons - their beauty, location, history, sheer doggedness in surviving against the odds! - ones that we would like to see protected come what may.
In order to ensure that favourite trees get that extra special care and level of protection, MINCA is establishing a register of favourite trees around the island.
Nominated by: Pen Sheridan
Location: Corner of Barton and Kelly Street.
Girth: Approx 2.5m
Height: Approx 15m?
Condition: Looks really healthy. The lower trunk bark of the tree is blackened due to fire? Not sure when this would have occurred?
A few limbs were "pruned" during cyclone Yasi but no significant damage.
Reason for nominating the tree, I always admire the tree (and also the stand of trees on the lower side of Kelly St) when I cycle, walk or drive past. The tree marks the intersection of the Barton and Kelly streets so beautifully. When I see the tree I wonder about all the changes that have occurred around it and will occur in the future. I hope the tree will be there for many many years to come.