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Capitalisation of a sacred object

I interpret the OP's question to be: Taking it as given that Wattle is capitalised in this context, should tree in the phrase Wattle tree be capitalised as well? That is, I set aside the question, ...
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Capitalisation of a sacred object

I wouldn't even capitalise wattle, let alone tree. Nor do most other writers... Being case-sensitive, the above chart misses sentences starting with The, so for good measure here are those too... Of ...
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Capitalisation of a sacred object

According to most Style Guides, Proper Nouns will have Capitalizations through out, except maybe for words like "the", "a" or "of". So both words in your example should ...
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How to write a list of items, where the last item is a compound item?

One option: Developers use X to add file upload functionality, image thumbnailing, file hosting and image hosting to their apps. Another option: Developers use X to add upload and hosting of files; ...
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Comma before ellipsis in a summation. Yay or nay?

You should not use an ellipsis like this in formal writing, as backed up by Grammarly. (The exception, of course, is when indicating a portion of a direct quote has been removed.) You don't need to ...
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comma usage question: a New Yorker example

Yes, there is a rule. When a conjunction coordinates two conjuncts, then the author may make the second nonrestrictive by surrounding it (along with the preceding conjunction) with paired punctuation (...
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What is the correct punctuation after "as follows"?

Folwer's Modern English Usage regarding the colon: ". . . but the time when it was second member of the hierarchy, full stop, colon, semicolon, comma, is past. Some contemporary writers ...
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What is the correct punctuation after "as follows"?

Here is a quick review of the advice that four influential style guides give for punctuating the lead-in to a display (vertical) list. The most important thing to note at the outset is that most of ...
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Not always commas with "respectively"?

In American English, you would write: "The Italian and French surveys were carried out in 2008 and 2009, respectively.", but "The Italian and French surveys were carried out ...
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