Streets Full Of Trees

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STREETREE – an ‘innovative ‘Smart City’ policy app’ by Dublin City Council, Workday Ireland and Motti Ruimy and Paul Kearns of Redrawing Project.

A bringing together of all manner of publicly available societal/environmental indicators to better identifiy where new city trees should be planted.

Bough for yiz.

(Thanks Motti)

40 thoughts on “Streets Full Of Trees

  1. Tish Mahorey

    Where I grew up in the 80s, the newly planted saplings had to be constantly replaced due to little scumbags from nearby corporation estates coming along and breaking them. They had already broken the trees in their own areas so they branched out so to speak.

    Horrible little runts who couldn’t leave anything alone. And because of those little wastes of space, whole areas around them have no mature trees.

    Also, their kids are now in gangs, shooting each other.

    I really hate scumbags.

    1. Tish Mahorey

      And I just want to clarify, I’m talking about the scumbag elements, not the vast majority of regular decent people who lived in those corporation estates who were also the victims of these vermin.

      1. Neilo

        @Tish: you’re no élitist. I think reasonable people know you weren’t having a go at everyone that lived in the estates.

          1. Neilo

            Perhaps a frightful snob like me isn’t really in a position to call ‘élitist’ on anyone.

    2. Cromuel

      What is your evidence that the tree-destroying scumbags were from Corporation houses? I know of one case where a privately educated boy allowed Corpo kids to take the blame for his antisocial temper tantrum. It can’t be the only one.

    3. bertie blenkinsop

      When I grew up in the 80’s they took all the trees and put them in a tree museum, Then they charged the people a dollar and a half just to see ’em.

    1. Mani

      Piece of advice…don’t watch the second lord of the rings film.

      It’s just not very good.

  2. Clampers Outside!

    If there are no trees, you’re in a poor area. If there are lots of trees, you’re in a rich area (there’s a study on this already, havent time to look for it).

    So, plant in the poor areas.

    You’re welcome.

  3. nellyb

    I wouldn’t be so blacknwhite on treeless poverty and leafy “well-to-do”, There is 60 houses estate built nearby, houses are large and would cost a fortune by the looks of it. The construction company chopped all trees on site. Lovely mature trees. May be it was justified, but it looks very sad now.

  4. Kdoc1

    Tress are great. Dublin City Council should plant more of them, but when Autumn comes along they should also sweep up the leaves and prevent the shores getting blocked up. At present they seem to rely on the residents to do the sweeping while the Council just supplies the blue plastic bags.

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