So... what’s unusual about that?
In this case, the tree was a palm growing out of a drain-hole. Some kind soul had dumped it in there weeks ago and the silly thing started growing instead of following the “die off, fade away” script.
A truck with a tank and a big hose aboard parked on the hole and astride the road and literally pumped the tree out, along with tonnes of gutter muck. What a glamorous, rewarding job... glad that there’s someone there to do it.
Sorry, no photos, by the time I thought to grab some, the truck was done and packing up.