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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     mainstreet57 says "The Blue Trees" are a part of a public art installation in Seattle, Washington, in the downtown area. She says the vibrant blue coloring of the trees caught her attention immediately. 'I first wondered who would paint the trees blue, and I was wondering it the paint would harm the trees,' she says. She learned that "The Blue Trees" are a part of an art installation by Australian artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos, and the purpose of the piece is to bring awareness to global deforestation. The trees are covered with a natural water-base pigment, according to the artist's website.
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    a project by Australian artist-Konstantin Dimopoulos. created to draw attention to deforestation. some 32 million acres of forest were converted to other use or lost between 2000-2010. the blu colour is made pf azurite(blu rock) and the spring green arrives on the trees it is a beautiful work of art in west lake park in downtown Seattle.

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