Every day I watch the leaves growing on 'my' mulberry tree (located beside the bridge that spans the Maranoa River) reaching out into the warmth of the sunshine that spills down on the small outback town of Mitchell. Before long, each heart-shaped leaf will be the size of my hand.
In 2007, this tree had a thick single trunk; however, as a result of the flood waters that swept down the river in 2008, the mulberry tree was knocked over at ground level. Every year since then, the river has flooded and the tree has been further damaged, but this mulberry tree is a survivor!
Now, multiple trunks bear healthy leaves that will in turn bear delicious black mulberries -- plenty to feed everyone who walks by; plenty for the birds too.