Spectacular Moreton Bay Fig tree collapse UWA November 2018
This giant 86 year old Morton Fig Tree at my uni collapsed yesterday Lets hope the arborists can save what remains

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Julian Tonti-Filippini : Thousands of students walk through that exact spot every weekday, to and from the Stirling Highway tunnels. It's lucky that nobody was hurt.

Musemistress : That was both spectacular and extremely sad. Like the weight of it at that angle was finally just too much...and time took its course.

Alexis Lateef : It's like watching a distressing death. I've known this tree since being a young undergraduate student in 2005. I used to call it 'the tree of wisdom' (and still do!). It always made me draw a breath. Walking under it after coming out from my lectures to head home for the day was one of the really special things about my time at UWA. When I graduated in 2009, I would still come to visit, and stand under the tree and look at it for a long time. I returned to UWA and worked as a library officer there from 2015 - 2017, and I felt so lucky to be able to pass it regularly again. It made that whole area feel magical, and it always looked so majestic and wise. When I became a postgrad student in 2017, I would head over from the education buildings to Reid library and stop halfway to be in its presence. You can't imagine how devastated I feel right now, unless you also felt the same way about this old tree (I'm sure many people do). "Sic transit gloria mundi", as one of my old professors said in response to this a few hours earlier. "Thus passes the glory of the world".

hippeastrum : How sad. Glad you videoed it though.

Mububban23 : Lucky it gave off those warning sounds so nobody got squished!

Woon Fa Seng : WHAT???? !!!!! oh.. fortunately just a huge chunk about 1/3 broke off and not the entire tree collapsed

Adam Ballard : That’s incredible! Adam here from ABC Perth. We’d love to feature this video on the ABCPerth Facebook page with your credit. Would that be ok with you?

Hayden Cooper : You had the mindset of filming it in landscape too. Nice 😁

Reanna Whiteley : Omg what time was this? My kids were sitting under it just this morning!

tvekelectric : Use the fallen pieces to create decking and or seating close to the tree as a way of preserving this history of the tree.

Jays200 : I added some photos taken straight after via my Twitter @Jays200

K. Day : Too bad the college of intellectuals didnt call a tree expert to cable the tree before it was destroyed. Smh!

savolrat : this is devastating

Eric Jakows : Hi! We're interested in featuring this video on our TV show/digital platforms called, "RightThisMinute" with full credit to you and wondered if that's cool with you. Please email me at eric.jakows@rightthisminute.com for more details. Let me know. Thanks so much!

Red Teeco Gaming : I hope this doesn’t happen to the fig tree at balboa park in SD. That is my favorite tree. My grandma climbed that tree at balboa.

J C Brookes : At least you get a few seconds warning from the noise!

Mattyew : Would be very cool if this didn't happen in it's entirety and people can crafted a leg / brace to keep it as it was. I wonder how much of the tree's life could be extended by doing this. Do trees have a limit to their longevity?

Super Kids : This is 100% undeniable proof of global warming, everytime you throw a plastic bottle in the ocean a Fig tree dies.

Steve : Wow!

Jays200 : Awesome video Tim. How lucky was that lady. She was wearing headphones and didn't hear my Mum calling for her to "watch out". She was extremely shaken. Who was that big guy in the blue shirt? ;) (Hint:Dad)

Donna Cianciosi : My heart broke when the Moreton went down - will they have to remove the remainder of the tree? Many memories walking past that tree on my way to rehearsal (or a concert) at Winthrop Hall.

Joshua Graham : I doubt this will kill the tree

M4 Media : Very sad, that is a beautiful tree! I can only imagine sitting under it. (they don't have trees like this out in my part of the world) Too bad the old girl put on more than she could bare.

Natalie Richards : Hi, I'm a journalist at The West Australian. Amazing footage, thank you for sharing. Would you mind if we used this on our site? Also, would you like to speak to us for the story?

Jesus Christ : GOOD RIDDANCE! Everyone knows how much I hate fig trees.

saiyaspring : Wow they definetly have not taken care of that. In any case I believe but don't quote that a tree can survive with 30% of its limbs taken.

Joel Helgeson : Where was this?

Alexis Lateef : No.

timmahtown : Spectacular = Fake news