Trees are living things, and each time one gets cut down, it’s a little sad. Some trees grow for decades to become the huge natural masterpieces we sometimes see when we take a walk in the woods. I think that is one reason why I love hiking and camping so much, seeing that natural beauty never gets old.
Can you believe that 13 million hectares of land is deforested annually? That is the equivalent of 50,193 square miles or 130,000,000,000 square meters. Of course, that is if I did the conversion correctly. That breaks down to about 36 football fields per minute. As you can imagine, this has all kinds of ramifications on our environment.
Artist Steve Burke went for a walk near his home in France and used acrylic paint to make sad faces on the trees that had been cut down nearby. He appropriately called the project “Poor Little Trees.” It’s amazing how a little paint can add so much emotion to this topic. He makes them almost seem like a family that’s been destroyed. This imagery makes me want to plant some trees today. You can learn more about Steven on his website.