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Write to a tree about climate change in the Melbourne City Council, and it will write back

Posted By Joanne Nova On February 4, 2015 @ 1:17 pm In Big-Government,Global Warming | Comments Disabled

Wait for it… “dozens” of Melbournians are writing emails to trees and the trees are writing back (thanks to paid staff who can speak Elmlish, Oatin, and Planely).  Lots of trees are being told they are set to die off thanks to climate change. The Stress!

Broadsheet Melbourne

Right now, you can log onto the City of Melbourne’s Urban Forest Visual map and email any tree you’d like within the council’s boundaries.

Yep, all 60,000 of them.

The Gulf Today. AE

But almost a quarter of its trees, including oaks, elms and planes, are set to die off by the end of the decade, and that figure will rise to almost 40 per cent by 2030, speeded by a devastating 13-year drought that broke in 2012.

“As our climate becomes more and more extreme, we’re going to have to look at trees that are fit for purpose,” Councillor Arron Wood said.

So you can write to a tree in Melbourne and it will write back:

The quirky emails, to which staff respond on behalf of the trees, are building awareness of climate change in Melbourne, regarded as Australia’s most European city, thanks to its architecture and wide tree-lined boulevards.

Send these trees a message of hope

These poor trees are victims of 20 years of dysfunctional science. They need some messages of hope, and skeptics might like to cheer them up by reminding them of how much extra plant food we are pouring into the sky. Tell the trees you care for them by driving your V8 full size pickup truck, and you like to brake hard. If you win lotto you’ll import a Ford Raptor from America.

If you are a Melbourne City Council ratepayer, I wouldn’t write to the trees, I’d write to your councillor.

Email a tree



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