Old and dead tree with insect carvings on its trunk that once stood behind the Auchmuty Library and near the Biomedical Building at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
This whole tree was scheduled to be completely pulped, but I managed to convince the University's landscaper (the wonderful and now retired Mim Woodland) to keep the stump as it contained insect carvings on its trunk, which I said could one day be translated as a natural insect 'language'. She obliged by instructing her workers to cut the tree at the top, and keep the stump as a natural sculpture. Unfortunately, after 2005 the University went through a restructure, Mim retired, and by surprise I was shocked to learn that it had disappeared. So these images taken in February 2004 are the only record of this remarkable tree.