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Published on Dec 9, 2013
Introduced in April, 2013, this temporary social art project is part of an international effort to bring awareness to both local tree canopies and global deforestation. The blue is actually not paint, but a pigment that's mixed with water - it is completely safe for the trees. The project raised the eyebrows of many within the community - those who chose to question and discuss the project in most reported cases discovered they appreciated the message, if not the vivid color. As one resident wrote: "Where else could have Blue Trees but a city that is truly a Place to Imagine? Yes, not everyone has embraced this project, but isn't that the point of art? I accept that my taste in art is not the same as yours but that art gives us a forum for discussion and evokes passions on both sides, for and against. In the end, it brought awareness to the trees by people who may not have paid them much attention before - awareness and discussion was the whole point."
This video was produced by students at Greater Atlanta Christian School, Norcross, GA.
For more information about Norcross' Blue Trees, please visit www.aplacetoimagine.com.