As an official member of his town’s tree committee, John has been working hard to promote the many benefits of an urban tree canopy both for quality of life and for the business environment.
Now here comes a really unusual idea for fans of urban greenery. You just need a large body of water.
At the website “Pop Up City,” Wietze Gelmers describes Rotterdam’s floating forest, thought up by (who else?) an artist.
“Rotterdam will get its first ‘bobbing forest’ in 2016: a collection of twenty trees that are floating in the Rijnhaven, a downtown harbor basin.
“Inspired by Jorge Bakker’s artwork ‘In Search of Habitus‘, an aquarium filled with bobbers that grow small trees, Dutch designers and entrepreneurs from Mothership decided to carry out this idea in ‘real life’. After experimenting with a sample tree last year, an entire floating forest of twenty trees is scheduled to be ‘planted’ on March 16, 2016.” Check out some intriguing photos here.
My only question as a person who grew up in a hurricane corridor: What happens if there’s a storm?