(image from the age website. taken by craig abraham)
not sure what suburb the photo is from but it is exactly what my ride to work looks like. kinda scary cuz it's not autumn. all the non-native maple and other deciduous trees are dropping all their leaves (the street i ride down was completely cleaned by a street cleaner less than 2 days ago too and it looks just like the above street again the leaves are falling so fast). the heat wave got to them. we haven't had rain in at least a couple weeks but i'm sure even when it rains these trees don't get enough water because their roots are mostly under pavement. their only hope is a burst pipe under the pavement.