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Tree Walk: Sexy Trees of the Marigny Calendar

A recent Candy Chang project really wowed us.  Candy has generously given us permission to reprint the Sexy Trees of the Marigny Calendar post below.  The original post can be read here.  Text below and photographs are courtesy of Candy Chang.

Living in hot New Orleans has made me appreciate the simple kindness of tree shade like never before. The city lost over 100,000 trees after Katrina, and many neighborhoods roast in the sun. To promote tree planting in my neighborhood, I collaborated with local nonprofit Marigny Green to create the Sexy Trees of the Marigny 2011 Calendar. Marveling at the sexiness of a Live Oak tree (now featured for the month July), I photographed local trees and paired them with maps and fun facts to promote Marigny Green’s great work.

Marigny Green is a neighborhood volunteer committee of the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association. They promote sustainable living through local initiatives on tree planting, biking, energy-efficient lighting, and recycling. They’ve planted over 150 trees that are now helping cool temperatures, temper heavy rains, renew our air supply, and make the neighborhood beautiful. By purchasing this calendar for $15 you’ll help Marigny Green provide a healthier urban canopy of trees in New Orleans and make us crumple a little less upon walking outside in July. Make it your Christmas gift for fans of New Orleans or trees or both!

Buy it for $15 on Lulu here! (Printed through on-demand service Lulu. 11″ x 17″ (open), white wire-o binding, 100# unlaminated white cover stock & 100# white gloss interior text stock.)

The calendar is also available at these fine businesses: Cake Cafe, Sound Cafe, Beth’s Books, Orange Couch Cafe, Cafe Rose Nicaud, Faubourg Marigny Art & Books (FAB) Bookstore, Dorian Bennett. If you’re interested in carrying the calendar, please contact Marigny Green Director Deborah Oppenheim. Support tree planting in New Orleans!

If we had to choose a favorite photograph in this calendar, it would be the one of the Savannah Holly Tree.  What is your favorite photograph?


Vicky said…
Ooh....It's a tough choice. I think I will go with the Washingtonian Palm Tree-- I love the texture and the lighting of the leaves and the bark.