The Tree of Life

Henry Wu: You're implying that a group composed entirely of female animals will... breed? 
Dr. Ian Malcolm: No, I'm, I'm simply saying that life, uh... finds a way. 
- Jurassic Park

He who believes in BC, though he die, yet will he live!

The Brockley Christmas Tree, paid for with the generous donations of Brockley Central readers, and watered with their tears, has defied scientific understanding by taking root in the good Brockley soil, despite being bought as a cut tree.

The tree stands on Brockley Common and the Brockley Cross Action Group confirms it will now be a permanent fixture. Rupert says:

The Brockley Xmas tree - which needs straightening, one of our tasks! - is curious. Despite being a cut tree it is very much alive and as a result we intend to keep it as a permanent living tree, providing of course it survives. We did have a debate about whether to have a permanent Xmas tree, it looks like the tree may have made the decision for us!