Dear tree

Tree Did you know that you could email any individual tree in the City of Melbourne, and the tree would write back?

The helpful folks at Council have individually mapped every tree in the city and assigned it a unique number, then created a website by which you can identify and contact each tree.

The website was set up originally so that people could report any health or other issues with all the trees in our city. But a lot of people are using the service just to say hi or thank you to the trees for greening and shading and purifying our city.

Last week, Scout wrote to her favourite tree in Carlton Gardens. Here is her email.


We haven’t heard back yet, but I’ll share the tree’s reply when we do!

Image credit: Jonas Nilsson Lee, licensed under Creative Commons