30 Mar '12, 5am

Startling Blue Trees Will Soon Adorn Seattle

Startling Blue Trees Will Soon Adorn Seattle

Konstantin Dimopoulos /CC BY-SA 3.0 Scores of Seattle residents are bound to do a double-take next week upon finding that many city trees have traded in their predictable earth-tone hues for a dazzling blue seemingly overnight -- but it won't be caused by some arboreal alien invasion or spontaneous tree mutation. Still, that doesn't mean all is right in the world. Australia-based artist Konstantin Dimopoulos has made it his mission to raise awareness of the alarming rate in which the world's most vital forest ecosystems are being denuded, and he's set about to spread this cause by making people stop and pause. Armed with buckets of environmentally safe blue coloring, Dimopoulos has traveled to cities throughout the world to paint urban trees as a way of calling attention to the plight of so many of their distant, forest-dwelling counterparts. "Trees are the lungs of the wo...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/startling-blue-trees-so...

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