Singing trees? Sounds pretty magical to me!
I’ve been known to take to the local woodland and sing to a tree (or two) in the past, and secretly I hope that one day nature’s leafy giants might join in with my wavering warbling tunes. Now though, it appears that they might have been joining in the whole time – if the folk at The Nature Conservancy in Atlanta, Georgia, are to be believed!
Buddying up with the wonderful humans at not-for-profit tree conservation group ‘Trees Atlanta’, The Nature Conservancy have created an impressive installation called ‘If Trees Could Sing’. It’s on display at the Atlanta BeltLine, which is one of the most ginormous urban tree revitalisation projects ever undertaken in the city.
Signs were installed alongside a number of local trees, which people can now interact with by scanning a QR code – or by texting a number – in order to receive video testimonials from popular musicians, discussing their favourite species and the importance of tree conservation.
Among the acclaimed musicians are Reba McEntire (one of America’s best-known country singers), Jerry Douglas (resonator guitar player and record producer, who is currently performing with Alison Krauss – the winner of 27 Grammy Awards), American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, and world-renowned bass player Victor Wooten.
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Ta ta for now,
The deTerra Diarist