We are about to move into this house in Melbourne. As we are from Darwin, NT I am totally unfamiliar with temperate plants and would love someone to ID the tree in the left of the picture and find out if it's deciduous!
Tree identification in Melbourne
Can you get a close-up of the leaves? There's not enough detail visible to make an identification there.
I call it "drive-by ID". Try practicing it on the highway.
Sharpens your eyesight doing the drive by id's - trust me, the crick in the neck means don't do neck twists to try past the first instinct id...
-or turn into one of those gaze locked 'tree huggers' leaving ruts in the ditches, grin
Interesting, I see it as one of the Koelreuterias, which are common around here.
The few Melias I have seen (they are not common around here) have been very dense, like that picture, but somehow have a different look.
Could also be Koelreuteria but it would be a compact crown for it. As Resin mentioned, a close-up would ensure a proper ID.