Here is my best flowering gum (Corymbia ficifolia) back in January. She sure is pretty huh? The flowers attract bees and birds alike. The flowers last about 2 weeks and are followed by gorgeous big gumnuts.
This morning after Diba's walk this is what I found!
The main part of the tree has been severed
Yeap it is broken. The best shaped gum out of the three is reduced to a third of its former self. I had to saw the main trunk as it was too thick after a good 3 years of growth.
The 3 gums along our front
I am not so sure it was an animal although I found feathers on the broken part...
Lorikeet or perhaps possum?
I suspect human foul play at it was a sizeable stem. It is just so frustrating at it was the main growing stem so now it will end up looking more like a mallee than a tree. I will have to consider getting a replacement, sigh.