The trees of Hong Kong were severely battered during the recent typhoon. So as Hong Kong continues to clean up the branches of broken and dead trees from its roads – here’s a little tree story to cheer you up.
Gold Coast resident and gardening expert, Muky, has done something quite unbelievable. The morning after the typhoon she found a branch from a shattered frangipani tree and rushed it back home.
Using specialist plant knowhow and gentle hands she lovingly placed the branch in water, and through the past 3 weeks has been tending to it with watchful eyes – sawing the bottom off several times and vigilantly changing the water.
Could all this typhoon destruction possibly have a happy ending? Could this smashed and broken frangipani tree, a true icon of the tropics, be brought back to life? Is that even possible?? Well… ladies and gentleman, yesterday, I could scarcely believe my own eyes, waking in the morning to behold this…. a miracle!
It lives! It lives! It’s growing again!
Stay tuned for updates on this brave frangipani. Fingers crossed all goes well- it’s certainly getting the best care and supervision money can buy.