Trees Turn Blue Along Riverfront Parkway

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Some Chattanoogans are helping a world-renowned artist raise awareness about environmental issues, and they’re using art to make it happen.

Sunday is the first day artist Konstantin Dimopoulos and area residents are coloring trees for “The Blue Trees” campaign.

Over the next few weeks, volunteers will help color trees a vibrant blue throughout the Scenic City to change the way we view trees and the outdoors.

It may look like it, but the liquid they’re using isn’t paint. It’s a mix of chalk and water, which is biologically safe.

Dimopoulos says the project draws attention to these trees, reminding people to take care of them.

“Even though you have a lot of trees, it doesn’t mean they’ll always be there” Dimopoulos said. “You have to be watchful. I think what I like about Chattanooga is that it’s virtually nestled in a forest. And I know that in 1969 it was voted one of the most dirtiest cities in the world, and now it’s by far one of the most beautiful cities in the world.”

Volunteers will continue coloring trees, with various events taking place through November 15.

You can register to volunteer at http://connect.chattanooga.gov/PublicArt.

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