19 Jul 2015

Urban forest project has unexpected delightful consquences

From Sunday Morning, 7:46 am on 19 July 2015

Melbourne has long been regarded as Australia's garden city - but 13 years of drought has put paid to that. Severe water restrictions have left the citys urban forest in a state of decline and nearly 40% of trees are in decline or dying. So they came up with an idea. Each tree has been given its own email address and ID number on an interactive online map - the original intention was to help residents report tree decline, but instead people starting writing love emails to the trees. [Topics] Environment, technology [Tags] Melbourne, Trees, Love Letters