Labeling Trees: You Can’t Do That On Google

There is something to be said for tagging things IRL. These beautiful copper tags (from Lee Valley) are soft enough to etch with a nail, and can be hammered to a tree (harmlessly) in seconds. This label is now over a year old and is a reminder of the floral diversity in Ontario. Plus it carries on the knowledge of my childrens’ greatest grandpa who owns over 50 acres of forest. He’s legally blind, but can name the trees by touching the bark. Every time I see these markers I’m reminded how important it is to pass on real information in the analog world.

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