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Tree makes big impression

Tuesday, 27th April, 2010

* Geoff Henry and his koala-like tree. * Geoff Henry and his koala-like tree.

Geoff Henry and Brian Fenton think they may have a new tourist attraction on their hands - the "Big Koala".

Mr Henry chopped back a large tree against his back fence about 18 months ago, and it's been growing back ever since. Unbeknownst to him, from his neighbour Brian Fenton's yard, the tree has since grown into a surprising shape. Mr Fenton said he was having coffee in his backyard recently when he noticed the tree bore a remarkable resemblance to a koala. "It's an odd incident - you don't see many koalas in Broken Hill," Mr Fenton said. The resemblance was most noticeable in the morning sun, Mr Fenton said.

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