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Jakov Minić

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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #270 on: May 19, 2021, 14:28:47 »
"I gave you air and shadow"
Very sad! i would add: "why me?"
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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #271 on: May 19, 2021, 22:30:15 »
Very true Mr Jakov

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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #272 on: May 21, 2021, 04:34:02 »
They do at times, however, get their revenge!

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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #273 on: May 21, 2021, 14:25:09 »
Hans, this is so sadly true - as per the graphic images that you have captured on the signs.

A workmate of my daughters got killed on the way to work in Melbourne only about 18 months ago when a hundred year old elm dropped on her.  She left a husband and two children;  she was a leading researcher in her field and was only about 40 years old.  What a waste.

The somewhat green local council had inspected the tree only a few weeks prior and gave it a clean bill of health.....

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The second image well sums up what eucalypts do - especially if they are under heat or drought stress.  Many Australians have been killed by falling branches and trees toppling.  Better to forgo the shade.


They do at times, however, get their revenge!
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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #274 on: May 21, 2021, 14:49:13 »
Coming or going?  Whatever, we have fine food for you.  D610, 50/1.4G.


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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #275 on: September 03, 2021, 08:33:28 »
Wild wins!

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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #276 on: September 03, 2021, 09:38:48 »
Wild wins!
  Agreed  ;D

  Great catch

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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #277 on: September 03, 2021, 09:42:18 »
They do at times, however, get their revenge!

  How I have miss this... Very dramatic signs and even better as an answer ti the previous post  :) ;)

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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #278 on: September 04, 2021, 02:20:45 »
  Agreed  ;D

  Great catch

Thank you Paco. ...this is pure karma, there is a perfectly good road 3m to the right of this quagmire!

  How I have miss this... Very dramatic signs and even better as an answer ti the previous post  :) ;)

Thank you again  :) Hugh makes some very valid points re eucalypts.

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Re: [Theme] Signs and Billboards
« Reply #279 on: September 10, 2021, 16:53:58 »
The signs about the dangers of falling trees and their branches most certainly mean what they say (Hans_S, Reply # 273).

Today an elderley couple were killed not very far from where I live  when a tree fell on their ultility vehicle.

Link: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/two-killed-by-falling-tree-south-east-of-melbourne-20210910-p58qj6.html

At the end of the link, there is a list of people that have been killed or badly injured by trees in recent times;  one was killed by an elm tree as she walked to work - she was a close friend and professional colleague of my daughter.

In just my state of 6.7 million people, there have been 14 tree and tree branch incidents causing 15 deaths and 10 hospitalisations in the last two years - somewhat higher than the official rate of a 1 in 5.4 million chance of being killed by a tree.  Sadly there are many other examples from the other states in Australia.

A bit  off topic I must confess, but the signs should be taken seriously.
Hugh Gunn