I've always thought it's almost impossible to overscale your street trees - ie make them too big. Check out No.10 on this list for example. But I saw something in Marlow St, Wembley today that made me realise you can.
Why does this look wrong yet the same size / similar shape trees in Porto Alegre look good?
Because this one's all by its lonesome. It relates to nothing and looks like a dunny in the desert.
If there were a stack of these lining both sides of the street it would look fine. By itself, not so much.
I have to admire it's tenacity though (it's a Lemon-scented Gum by the way).
Look where it lives...
* Go Eric! (never mind his singing, I want some of his hair)