I checked out the streets around Roscommon Park in Floreat today.
Being an older area protected from the coastal winds I expected some decent trees. I wasn't disappointed.
This Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) is the finest one I think I've seen on a street verge.
It would be a naturally occurring one - an indication of what was here before us lot arrived.
It was good to see it was getting a bit of loving care from the Council too. There was clear evidence of some recent dead-wooding / formative pruning.
Around the corner I came across this fine example of Brazilian Pepper (Schinus molle) - also one of the best I've seen*.
Click the photo to see how beautiful it really is.
But of course I knew it couldn't last. I went around the next corner and found this...
Ah yes, Perthus suburbius butcherus.
But at least there's no leaves on the lawn, huh?
Go on, click the photo and get a good look at how special this really is!
* It was disappointing the builders weren't taking better care of it. Pretty disrespectful for such a grand tree.