Metal Trees


I’m all for public art. I’m even sometimes for things that are considered by others to be ridiculous. But metal trees, in the Forest City? SACRILEGE!

According to Ben Benedict (“Public art is going to the trees in London”; The Londoner; 2007/05/23), the LDBA dream “is to have as many as 82 metal trees in the downtown,” and they’re “16 feet tall and anywhere from six to eight feet wide.”

I don’t know how much all of this is going to cost (one of the trees is said to be costing $10,000), but it seems to me that we could find a much cheaper alternate solution and put the savings toward the purchase and planting of REAL TREES.

Tree Coat HangersSo, in the interest of being helpful, I’d like to propose that we scrap the proposed plan, and purchase 82 01 of these tree coat hangers (at only $700 each) instead.

hanging rope?I’d still go along with the purchase of the much more substantive metal tree for out front of City Hall though.

In fact, I might even consider supporting the purchase of some associated equipment šŸ˜‰

Appended 2008/02/01:

The curiosity’s become too much to bear any longer. Given the absence of comments, why should this post be getting so many more hits than any other? I mean, you do see that it was posted in both the ‘Entertainment’ and ‘Humour’ categories? I wish that some of the serious things that I’m concerned about would attract so much attention šŸ˜¦

Appended 2008/09/22:

Along with the blog’s move to it’s own new self-hosted digs, we simplified the category structure. That’s why this is now in ‘Lifestyle’ instead of ‘Entertainment’ and ‘Humour’.


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2 Responses to “Metal Trees”

  1. John Leschinski Says:

    I like the metal trees. How about they put some in Victoria Park.

  2. fowgre Says:

    Hard to believe that this blog post has had more views than anything else on this blog to date, but there’s only been one comment.

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