Shire workers came today and took out the pepper tree out of the front yard. They came up to the door, while I was at work and spoke to Erin who is having a week of Wii/DVDs in her pyjamas. She rang me at work and they explained the situation.
Pepper trees are common around this area, they grow quite large and I thought our front corner was the perfect spot for one. I planted it after unsuccessfully trying to grow a gum tree there and it had grown really well. The foliage and berries were just like this pic, I never got around to taking any photos of it.
Because it had only been in about 2 years it looked like this one...again not my pic.
I had envisaged our tree looking like this
I'll never know if it could have looked like this