When you give a tree an email address…. A delightful Atlantic Article about how ‘the city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees.’

Write a letter to your favourite tree!


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There are 4 written responses to this assignment.

Dear Big Tree in the Backyard,

Written by Mak on August 14, 2015 4:24 pm
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Dear Big Tree in the Backyard,

You made the best hiding spot among your green leaves.
Many a turkey made a roost for the nights spending.
Protected us from the sun’s rays with your overhanging branches.

Although, Dad cut you down. You now fuel our family gatherings around the bonfire.

With warm regards,

Your favorite climber

Titles from a tree’s spam folder

Written by dkernohan on August 13, 2015 9:50 am
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– Impress her – trUnk widening spray-on, best prices
– RE: £13m in Forestry Commission account unclaimed – please help
– hot vids: spindly co-ed saplings in fall – xxx
– Losing leaves? regain that youthful vigour!
– N1tr0g3n-F1x1ng B4CT3R1A – discreet service
– Free Writing Course Online: Everyone has a book inside them!
– We’re buying bark-mulch in your area – call now!
– Forestry-tech insights – your 12 page investment guide to the future of forests.
– Re: your fungal growths
– Make M0ar S33Ds! Drive her wild!
– Rainforest summer excursions – best deal
– How an oak lost four unsightly upper branches with one weird old trick
– SQUIRREL-OFF: best prices, UK company.

My favourite tree

Written by @SpikeAgentk9 on August 13, 2015 6:00 am
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Dear tree

I don’t know what you are, but you are just in the right place. By the time my owner takes me from the house to the woods in the morning, you are just at the right place when I need to take a leak. If you weren’t there, I don’t know what I’d do as the rest of the place is a bit lousy with brambles and bits of broken wood. My owner has no consideration for my needs. But you are there. Always.

The other day I noticed you had a bit of fungus growing. I hope you are OK? That looked like it could get a bit itchy, but I’m good at scratching stuff so let me know if you need a paw.

Must go now. Missions to plan.

Re: Your recent accident

Written by @dkernohan on August 13, 2015 5:57 am
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Dear Ms Beech,

Our records indicate that you were recently involved in an incident in which a Springer Spaniel:

* chewed one of more of your limbs
* urinated on your roots
* barked at a squirrel resting on your upper branches.

These are difficult and traumatic experiences, and we extend our sympathies. Here at TreeClaimsDirect we specialise in ensuring that both deciduous and evergreen trees receive the compensation they are entitled to. We know that money can’t bring lost limbs back, but the bills keep coming in.

Mr E, a 90-year-old English Oak in Sussex, received over £8,000 after a golden retriever did a poo at the base of his trunk.

Mrs A, a 40-year-old sycamore, was able to pay for cosmetic tree surgery after two Great Danes tore off one of her lower branches and fought over it in front of her.

Ms Q, a privet hedge dating back to the 1870s, received £4,000 to compensate for the loss of a half-metre segment due to a Yorkshire Terrier repeatedly weeing on it.

Our no-win-no-fee service means that you’ve nothing to lose, and you could be entitled to a significant lump sum. Please contact TreeClaimsDirect with the details of your case.

Mariana Funes
Victim Liasion
Tree Claims Direct