“I miss being a tree.”
A sign on a piece of wood I put up in a tree.
This one is a bit of a stretch, but I think it’s an act of kindness because speaking out for the voiceless is always a good thing.
Deforestation is a sad reality, & each year the United States imports nearly 8.5 million hectares (1 hectare = 10,000 m2) of timber. Trees are literally the lungs of the earth. They absorb air pollutants and produce oxygen, in addition to supplying shade and back support for people who like to sit. On the cool side, there are plenty of tree-planting initiatives going on around the world, and this one offers a list of ways that you can help.
I appreciate the unexpected break I sometimes get from my daily routine, and I like reading things that make me question my ideals. I use tree products every day without much thought: notepads, books, printing paper, pencils, toilet paper, paper towels, the chairs I sit on, the dresser I pick clothes from, the table I eat off of, the flooring I walk on, and the framing of the house I live in.
Likewise, I hope this oddity in a tree — one in a long line of sidewalk greenery — will bring a smile to any passersby who notice, and possibly spark some thoughts within them.