Artist Paints Trees Blue in Downtown Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO-

Sacramento is known as the “City of Trees” but in Sacramento County, we have more than four million trees.

But most of us probably take our green landscape for granted. That’s why artists are changing the look of 13th Street between J and K Streets. They are painting trees electric blue in an effort to bring awareness to deforestation.

Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos from Australia is heading up this movement. He wants people to think green when they see blue.

The paint is non-toxic and will wash off over the next six months but during that time, Dimopoulos hopes people notice the trees and decide to plant some at home or even find ways to use less paper in their lives

If you would like to help paint the trees just show up in downtown Sacramento now through Friday, Oct. 12 any time after 9 a.m.

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4 comments

  • Richard Hanson

    I wonder how much carbon was pumped into the atmosphere to produce and transport the paint for this pointless exercise.

  • Richard Hanson

    A better color would be red for the huge deficits of state and local governments. Unfortunately that red will not be going away in six months.

  • Pat Ardell

    Let's be clear, are we led to believe somebody hired old Konstantin here to boogie on over to Sacramento and paint a few trees blue? All to alert us that trees are growing in Sacramento? In addition it is assumed "most of us take our green landscape for granted." This is nuts!