tell it to a tree

July 17, 2015

The Atlantic - email a tree

This post has nothing to do with poetry. But it could. The city of Melbourne, Australia, appreciates its trees. Planners carefully mapped the urban forest, identifying each tree by type, longevity and ID number. Taking this one step further, they issued an email address for each tree, the hope being that if a tree was damaged or needed attention, local citizens could easily report it. Instead, as this article in The Atlantic explains, Melbourne’s trees received thousands of love letters.

While the article doesn’t mention poetry, the project (worthy of duplication) certainly seems to offer a forest of prompts.
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“Trees” by Joyce Kilmer


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