Tehya and Katika Bele with a ‘bombed’ tree at Cabarita.
Tehya and Katika Bele with a ‘bombed’ tree at Cabarita. John Gass

Woolly ‘leggings' take off

TREE bombing is happening at Cabarita.

But don't dive for cover.

It's just the expression used for a quirky trend that is sweeping the world.

The fad involves dressing the limbs of trees in brightly coloured woollen leggings.

The Daily News "went out on a limb" to find out more about the trend, which has been kicked off by Cabarita resident Lyn Cahill.

"People probably think I'm a bit eccentric," she said.

"But I don't mind.

"It's fun and it's a form of street art.

"I keep adding to the display.

"It's a work in progress."

No doubt many people have wondered what the significance is of these decorative trees.

Neighbour Amanda Bele has often wondered.

"It's a very unusual thing to do," she said.

"But I like it.

"It has always fascinated me, but I never thought to ask about it."



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