Tree Hug Blitz

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photo: Louise Lavarack

photo: Peter Burke



(with Peter Burke)

Laminated printed tags, ribbon

Duration 8 hours

On National Tree Day 2013, Burke and Lavarack set out on an expedition to hug as many street trees as possible in an eight-hour period. Suitably booted and provisioned, the explorers followed a meandering route through Melbourne's CBD, hugging then labelling hundreds of trees. The circumnavigation became a large-scale 'embrace' that echoed the individual acts of tree-hugging they carried out.

Melbourne CBD, 28 July 2013

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