Video: “If Trees Could Sing,” an installation by The Nature Conservancy and Trees Atlanta on the Atlanta BeltLine

If you’ve wandered around on the Atlanta BeltLine lately, odds are you’ve seen some trees sporting curious placards placed in front of them. The signs display a musician and some information about the tree itself, for instance, Amy Grant and a Pecan Tree. What may come off initially as an odd pairing is actually a creative initiative by The Nature Conservancy and Trees Atlanta, who organized a number of cultural icons to speak on how the trees benefit our community and our ecosystem and the importance of conservation (making them a kind of modern-day take on Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax). Over 15 different artists participated in the project, including Reba McEntire, Béla Fleck, Ben Folds, 8Ball, Will Hoge and Taylor Hicks. ArtsATL videographer Felipe Barral took some time to take a deeper look at the installation.–Laura Relyea 

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