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Spotted on Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, at the weekend.

It follows reports that up to 130 trees may be cut in Ballsbridge and Donnybrook areas to allow for roads to be widened for the BusConnects programme.

Related: BusConnects: 130 at-risk D4 trees festooned with red ribbons (Olivia Kelly, The Irish Times)

Previously: Someone Shout Stop

Thanks Edmund McCann


More as we get it.

Thanks Vanessa



Behold: L’Arbre Aux Hérons (The Herons’ Tree) by arts, tourism and culture collective Les Machines De l’île – a steel sculpture, 50m across and 35m high, set to be the ‘largest hanging garden since Babylon’.

Half of the tree’s 22 branches will be traversable on foot by visitors and two mechanical herons at the top will each take 20 passengers on circular flights around the canopy. Though still un travail en cours, the collective is showcasing prototype sections, mockups and sketches at Machine Gallery in Nantes. To wit:

Inspired by the worlds of Jules Verne and Leonardo Da Vinci, it is an unprecedented artistic project…. it will be located along the banks of the Loire River, a few meters away from the house Jules Verne spent his teenage years in and where Jean-Jacques Audubon grew up and drew his first herons.

The attraction is due to open at a disused granite quarry in Brittany in 2022 at a (two-thirds public funded, one-third Kickstarter funded) cost of €35 million.

MORE: L’Arbre Aux Hérons (Kickstarter)