Email-a-Tree Service Doesn't Go As Planned in the Best Possible Way - The Atlantic


28 bookmarks. First posted by mathpunk february 2017.


> Officials assigned the trees ID numbers and email addresses in 2013 as part of a program designed to make it easier for citizens to report problems like dangerous branches. The “unintended but positive consequence,” as the chair of Melbourne’s Environment Portfolio, Councillor Arron Wood, put it to me in an email, was that people did more than just report issues. They also wrote directly to the trees—everything from banal greetings and questions about current events to love letters and existential dilemmas. “The email interactions reveal the love Melburnians have for our trees,” Wood said.
email  nature  trees  art  communications 
april 2018 by po
RT : When You Give A Tree An Email Address:
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march 2018 by shakeel
The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees.
trees  happy 
march 2018 by sasha_feather
Love letters to our leafy friends.
communication  email  tree  australia 
march 2018 by jntolva
The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees. “As I was leaving St. Mary’s College today I was struck, not by a branch, but by your radiant beauty. via Pocket
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march 2018 by jburkunk
It's not strictly IoT, but I thought you'd enjoy yourself
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march 2018 by TomRaftery
Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so ppl could report problems. Instead they wrote love letters:

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march 2018 by dr.derek
Ok, this made me smile. Email-a-Tree Service Doesn't Go As Planned in the Best Possible Way - The Atlantic
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march 2018 by kmspurgin
The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees. “As I was leaving St. Mary’s College today I was struck, not by a branch, but by your radiant beauty. via Pocket
march 2018 by laurajnash
found an article! My heart grew several sizes
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february 2018 by tweetotaler
The trees in Melbourne have email addresses, and they're getting thousands of messages
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december 2017 by kitoconnell
Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so ppl could report problems. Instead they wrote love letters:

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february 2017 by mathpunk