#98 - Emailing A Tree


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When City of Melbourne launched the Urban Forest Visual strategy to gather data on the city's 77,000 trees, something happened they didn't plan for. In an attempt to engage the community in the data collection process, they added an email function so residents could notify the council if a tree needed help. Instead, the council received an outpouring of love letters, drawings and tributes to the urban environment. So they decided to write back...

Councillor Cathy Oke, City of Melbourne.
Jeremy Walker - Lecturer in Environment, Culture and Society at the University of Technology Sydney.

Producers: Cheyne Anderson, Miles Herbert.

This program originally aired on Think: Digital Futures.

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