608 - Strange trees full of bras and strange bicycles in the middle of the road in Australia

Trees hanging hats, bras, cups, bicycles or teddy bears are still an unexplained phenomenon in Australia, according to The Guardian. Such trees are not strange in Kangaroo country.

A eucalyptus tree filled with bras on a remote road in Australia. Not far to the south, another tree is filled with old shoes. And on the banks of the Murray Darling River, hundreds of pairs of sandals were nailed to tree trunks that had been split open. Locals call it the "flip-flop tree".

The size of the objects hanging on the tree does not stop there. At the end of a gravel road a few hours west of Brisbane (Queensland) is an old eucalyptus tree "carrying" five rusted bicycles, two pairs of shoes and a sign that reads: "Onya Tree" - short for "Onya Tree" - short for "Onya Tree". goodonya" or "good on you".

"Some cases can be explained, others cannot," said historian and author Nichole Overall after investigating the origin of hundreds of teddy bears nailed to trees along the highway outside. capital Canberra.

After years of researching urban legends behind the origins of bears, Ms. Overall believes that roadside "memorials" may be part of the reason for the appearance of trees filled with teddy bears. However, what she did not expect was that they "reproduce" so quickly and exist until now.

The tree hangs the cups.

"This is still a difficult phenomenon to explain," she expressed.

On the other hand, the female expert said that not all hanging plants in Australia have mysterious origins. For example, the "bra tree" was erected to commemorate a local vice-principal who died of cancer in 2011. Or the "shoe tree" to pay tribute to Nichole Print's mother-in-law - who collected More than 3,000 pairs of porcelain shoes.

"When she passed away, we decided to do it in her honor. We found the perfect tree on the road from Mildura to Adelaide, and put all the shoes she wore when she was alive with her old shoes. we went up there," Print shared.

The tree hangs hats.

In general, "exotic" trees like these are described as cultural phenomena that have evolved beyond their original meaning. "That's what's new... Teddy bears have been around for nearly four decades but people don't know their true meaning. Until trees filled with teddy bears appeared, people would: 'Oh, that seems like a good idea,'" historian Overall said.

In South Australia, pots are hung from trees. The creative possibilities with hanging trees are boundless as people seem to "throw" everything on the tree: cups, stuffed animals, hats and plastic unicorns.

Associate Professor John Malouff of the University of New England compared the person who created those interesting scenes to a true artist. "I like them, especially hats and teddy bears. In some ways, this is considered public art," he excitedly expressed.

However, Associate Professor Felicity Fenner - Chair of the City of Sydney's Public Art Advisory Council - disagrees.

The tree hangs toilets.

"I would not classify these as art. The purpose of art is to convey a story or present a specific issue in creative ways specific to the target group, the receiving area. When toys and Other items on trees are popular today, they imitate each other and appear everywhere, even in unrelated areas," she said.

In addition, Ms. Fenner does not agree with the statement "everyone is an artist".

In response to the incident, a spokesperson for the Australian Department of Environment said the government "does not have any authority regarding the decoration of individual trees across the country", but many states and local governments require it. license to transform trees.
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