Sending Emails to Trees

In 2013, the city of Melbourne, Australia assigned trees identity numbers and email addresses, making it possible for citizens to report dangerous branches or other problems that trees in their city may face or cause. However, what began as a program to benefit the city turned into something very different when people began to write thousands of emails to their favorite trees about everything and anything, “from banal greetings and questions about current events to love letters and existential dilemmas.” Read several emails at The Atlantic, who outlined the beautiful turn of events.