is graphically represented here in Railway Pde, West Leederville.
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Why has this been done? Because people want trees in the middle of roundabouts to be "frangible" in case someone crashes into them.
The irony is that just metres away is this Spotted Gum (Eucalyptus maculata)
these Date Palms (Phoenix canariensis)
this River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)
and these Spotted Gums - all in close proximity to the road.
Look back at the first picture again.
Sad isn't it?
We need to say "enough" and reclaim the spirit that built this country, the spirit that accepts reasonable risk, that accepts accidents happen but refuses to live in cotton wool to avoid them.