The Broccoli Tree on lake Vättern in Sweden was made famous by Patrik Svedberg, who saw that its beauty was worth sharing. But sharing something means running the risk of losing it. Here's the story from the Vlog Brothers.
Jason Kottke said,
Oscar Wilde once wrote that “Each man kills the thing he loves”. I don’t know exactly what Wilde meant by that, but our collective attention and obsession, amplified by the speed and intensity of the internet & social media, tends to ruin the things we love: authors, musicians, restaurants, actors, beloved movies, vacation spots, artists, democracies, and even a tree that became too famous to live.(via Metafilter)