Photos: Artist uses street installation to bring attention to the cutting of trees in Kerman
Photos by Hamid Sadeghi, Mehr News Agency
In recent weeks, many trees have been cut in the city of Kerman in southern Iran. The trees in the city have been infested with an insect which has been hard to eradicate, and thus they have sustained substantial damage. According to the municipality, the trees are being cut to prevent spread of the disease and to potential damages or injuries in case they fall. (read report - in Persian)
However, some are blaming the city for being too aggressive in cutting the trees and for not having proper plans to deal with the sick trees. To bring attention to the issue, a Kermani artist (unnamed) has become creative and used the trunks of the cut trees to create an eye-catching installation in the streets of Kerman.