"Big Apple Tree Huggers"

"Trees along big city streets have a rough life. Between pollution, development, and vandalism, street trees die off at a pretty alarming rate. One New York artist thinks if people knew more about street trees, they’d appreciate them more -- and treat them better. ...[The] artist recruited arborists and neighbors to record messages about the city's trees. She placed markers in the cement listing numbers to call to hear the recordings."

Samara Freemark reports from New York's "Tree Museum" for the Environment Report November 18, 2009.

Source: Environment Report, 11/20/2009