Helping to save the world one blue tree at a time

October 30, 2015

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Blue trees! A round the world installation to raise awareness about deforestation. It’s a treat to live in this forest rich country of mine, and sometimes I don’t see the forest for the trees…you know what I mean? It’s a treat to be able to participate in a little creative harmlessness and paint trees blue. The dye will last a few months in our climate, the trees will be planted and thrive, and people might take notice and remember to conserve, recycle and help do their part in saving the Earth.

Sharing with the WordPress bunch and the photo challenge of treat.

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21 Comments

  • Reply Allan G. Smorra October 30, 2015 at 7:28 am

    I learned something new todayβ€”blue treesβ€”I was expecting something along the lines of Blue Spruce. Thanks for the post.
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    • Reply Veronica October 31, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Hi Allan, yes, I learned something new too! Now I want to paint all my garden trees blue! πŸ˜€

  • Reply sustainabilitea October 30, 2015 at 7:39 am

    What an enjoyable day that must have been.

    janet

    • Reply Veronica October 31, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      Yes, so much fun Janet! How often does one get to paint a tree? πŸ˜€

  • Reply Carol Carlisle October 30, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Wonderfully fun, creative and good for the planet. Happy thing to do πŸ˜€

    • Reply Veronica October 31, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Thank you Carol. I noticed that everyone there was full of smiles. πŸ˜€

  • Reply tsdwords October 30, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    So clever and beautiful too! I love it <3

    • Reply Veronica October 31, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Thank you so much. Very worth the effort I thought. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Tammie October 30, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    trees are lovely in blue
    so interesting that they will thrive
    i would have thought the paint was not good for them
    glad to know they will grow

    • Reply Veronica October 31, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Me too Tammie, but it’s not paint. It’s ground azurite, a completely inert mineral, and water. Also, in our climate, it’ll wash off in a matter of months. I love the blue; it’s just so velvety and striking, and a good way to remind us that trees are actually the lungs of the world. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Stefano Scheda October 30, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Nice story, Veronica.

    • Reply Veronica October 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Thank you Stafano. Good to raise awareness too. πŸ˜€

  • Reply litadoolan October 31, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Powerful image. It makes a striking composition.

    • Reply Veronica October 31, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ˜€

  • Reply papricannelle October 31, 2015 at 9:27 am

    These blue trees are magical, like theater props, great way to raise awareness! Good to know no harm is done to them!

    • Reply Veronica October 31, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      Hello Szuzsa, I thought that they are magical too. And that’s right, that paint is only mineral pigment and water and completely safe for the tree. πŸ˜€

  • Reply daryledelstein November 2, 2015 at 3:53 am

    what a fabulous idea!

    • Reply Veronica November 3, 2015 at 6:13 am

      I thought so too! Bet the blue trees make it out to NY!

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm November 2, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    What a great thing to do!

    • Reply Veronica November 3, 2015 at 6:07 am

      Don’t you love it when you can make a difference? At least a little tiny bit. Wish there were public awareness art opportunities like that all the time. πŸ˜€

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