|Trees and a log cabin of Anderson Park|
The first time I saw these, I was struck by their beauty. It happened to be around sunset, and the warm glow of the evening sun was shining on these tree socks, and making such a beautiful accent to the artwork. I had to stop and take a photo of it. Sadly, the photo didn't do the emotional joy justice. I'm glad that we have such a unique change to Anderson Park to enjoy on our way through town. There will always be jay-walkers to watch out for, tree socks or not. If the concern is about distractions from the park, well, we better stop maintaining the park (guys in bright orange vests), having parties in the park (gasp- kids running around having fun!), allowing people to bring balloons in the park (they're real attention grabbers), keep out all the dogs from the park (dog lovers- avert your eyes!), and especially - no bright colored strollers or clothing should be allowed. In fact, to avoid all distractions, maybe its best to just fence it off, close it down and cement over it. Change is constant, and Anderson Park is no exception. If the real problem is jaywalking around the park, well there are ways to solve that. I think the problem existed well before tree socks. Until the article cited about tree wraps covers the negative impacts of using yarn as a wrap material, I'm not convinced it's relevant. Put me down as one who embraces the change, sees the beauty in the artwork, and pays attention to the road while I drive.
-- By Anonymous on OPINION: The costs of Tree Sock Art In historic A... on 3/31/12
I absolutely [believe] the trees do NOT need embellishment! But so many other things in our man-made environment do! Can't we leave the beauty of nature alone, and wrap the phone poles and other things that uglify the world? Tree trunks are beautiful, and tie in the log cabin look of the structures at the park perfectly.
-- By Anonymous on A resident environmentalist and artist appreciates... on 3/31/12