The Broccoli Tree obtained a strong following on Social Media Instagram and a very nice visitors of interest.
Some authority decided that the vandalism is the beginning of other things and the entire tree must be cut off.
A work team showed up and finally, the beautiful Broccoli Tree is gone.
That’s really a sad story and it did not have to end like this.
Ever since the tree got viral a couple of years ago the number one joke has been ”what if someone cuts it down..?” Or ”What´s next, maybe you should cut it down and take photos haha.” I´ve never had good answer to that question, or joke. It´s not like we´re planted together, we live different lives the tree and I. This question was so common so I guess it was just a matter of time before some guys mentally retarded enough would crawl up from under a stone and make it happen as a part of a bet or something. Clearly it´s a obsession in lots of minds out there for some inscrutable reason. One of the trees branches has now (a couple of days ago..?) been sawn in almost all the way through and it´s just a matter of time before it´ll fall off. I won´t be around to document it, others will for sure so I guess you lunatics who did it can enjoy every moment. You can win a bet. Get cheered at. Even get a bit infamous. Congrats. What an accomplishment. I guess you were excited like little children while you did it, must have taken quite a while. For sure you are excited now, aspecially when the word is out. Now is your moment. High fives, maybe some back slapping. Suck it in. Time will erode those memories, excitement will turn into second thoughts. But the saddest thing of all, however You absolutely cannot un-saw a tree. —– I leave the judgement to others and have to move on to work, you can talk to each other about this below of course, but I feel for now this is what I have to say in this matter. Cheer up, there will be a tomorrow after this. // Patrik
Image Credit & Source: thebroccolitree / Instagram
Time Lapse of the first day of the two day exhibition in September 4 and 5, 2015, held at the foot of this tree called The Broccoli Tree (@thebroccolitree on Instagram) in Huskvarna, Jönköping, Sweden. Artist/Photographer: Patrik Svedberg.
Credit: The Broccoli Tree / YouTube