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Fuckwits park cars under bunya pine. Blame tree.
This is all kinds of stupid.

Anger in Tasmania after one of pair of rare giant pine cone bunya trees gets the chop

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Horticulturalists and historians are outraged a 170-year-old tree rarely seen in Tasmania has been chopped down because of its dangerously large and heavy pine cones.

The bunya pine tree - or araucaria bidwillii - is native to Australia, and was first identified by Europeans in Queensland.

It is a rare sight in Tasmania where it is not endemic, and is difficult to grow due to the cool climate.

It is understood a pair were planted in the Hobart suburb of New Town in the 1840s by Captain Charles Swanston, the first president of the Hobart Town Horticultural Association.
And the reason it was chopped down is...

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In a statement, a TCEO spokesman said the bunya tree was removed on Thursday.

"The tree recently dropped several large oval-shaped pine cones, measuring 350mm in diameter, and weighing approximately 6kg each, onto several parked cars causing considerable damage," he said.

"The dropping of pine cones presented an ongoing safety risk to staff and visitors to the site, who could have been struck by one of the falling pine cones."
Well yes, it's a fucking bunya pine. Everyone who knows the first thing about bunyas knows they make cones the size of footballs, but made out of solid pine stuff. You do not park cars under bunya pines, unless you are a complete fucking idiot.

If you are a complete fucking idiot, you blame the tree.
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Fucking morons

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The nutty bits* out of the cones are good to eat if you roast them lightly first. Don't taste at all piney.

You have to be a bit careful about retrieving them though.

*Well, bloody great seeds really.
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