Any body want a job as gardener

  carver 10:29 30 Oct 11
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Just seen this http://traffic.outbrain.com/network/redir?key=d9736ad6ece1ff8df33571b2974390a7&rdid=242710236&type=MLTdefprd&in-site=true&reqid=c1432a89430eee2bf52d70494b20447a&agent=blogJS_rec&recMode=1&reqType=1&wid=100&imgType=0&refPub=984&prs=false&scp=false&version=42206&idx=1 and I wonder who thought up the idea.

I shouldn't like to be any where near those flats in a strong wind or even if some one decided to prune a branch.

Personally I don't believe trees were meant to be planted a couple of hundred feet above your head

  octal 10:44 30 Oct 11

Quite a few trees seem quite happy a few hundred feet up on the side of a mountain.

  Quickbeam 11:04 30 Oct 11

That's all very well, but what happens when a storm comes along and sends bows crashing down onto the pavement below, and what about the collective weight on the structure? Hundreds of saplings weighing a few kilos each will become hundreds/thousands of kilos each in only a decade.

Are you sure it's not just a talking point concept or a April fool's equivalent in another country?

  Aitchbee 12:22 30 Oct 11

It might work for bonsai trees...say up to 4 foot high.

  carver 12:29 30 Oct 11

Quickbeam I thought that it was some kind of joke until I googled it and came up with a few sites running that story, but it's also on the Mail Online web site so it may be a joke.

  wiz-king 15:17 30 Oct 11

I wouldn't like the job of putting up the Winterval lights.

  gengiscant 12:03 01 Nov 11

Where would the squirrels put there nuts?

  Aitchbee 12:10 01 Nov 11

gengiscant - you would have to ask a squirrel that question...it could be a Trade Secret.

  Condom 23:42 01 Nov 11

If you travel through the centre of Bangkok which has some of the world's tallest living structures you will often see displays of tree like greenery at huge heights. Mind you Thailand doesn't have the strictest Health & Safety laws so I have no idea if these forests in the skies ever come tumbling down.

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