There have been some extremely strong winds recently here in East Gippsland. We have also had some very cold weather. Nowhere near as cold as we used to have it in Canberra but certainly cold for this region.
The reason for mentioning the winds is that we lost one of our trees to the strong winds. I think it is probably referred to more as a bush than a tree but it was certainly large and it has left a gaping hole in the garden foliage.
The tree that we lost was a hakea laurina otherwise known as pincushion hakea.