Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How much wood...

In the ever-changing Etch A Sketch landscape of this city, one relatively recent and welcomed policy is the practice of protecting existing trees while redeveloping older neighbourhoods.

But a question arises: How much wood is required to protect a tree?

For more on tree preservation, and a rich selection of other posts inspired by trees, visit the latest edition of Festival of the Trees, presented by festival co-founder Dave at Via Negativa.

3 comments:

Garden Lily said...

That is funny. It looks like these are city-owned trees, thus the overdone protection boundaries. Probably a 3 man crew to do the job, too.

Georgia said...

Great question! What could be used in lieu of wood? Bamboo (a grass)?

The latest Festival of the Trees is fabulous.

Karen said...

Yeesh, that does seem kind of silly. Like Richard Scarry illustrations that show pig characters eating wurst. Here, they just put a sign on the tree or put up the orange fencing sans timbers. Not sure how well it works.