Welcome to a conversation about a place, placemaking and placemarking. The REDreadTREE since 1996 has won the attention of many travellers along the Midlands Highway in Tasmania. All have different understandings and different stories to tell. There has been a network of people watching this place and the ways it has changed over time. The REDreadTREENetwork would like to hear your stories.
The original REDreadTREE initiated by the Launceston based artist, Ray Norman, came about as a result of a confluence of ideas. The Landcare organisation was seeking a means to draw attention to 'Rural Tree Decline' in the Midlands as a part of the Decade of Landcare initiative. Coinciding with this a group of artists were looking for opportunities to install 'ecoLANDMARKS' along the Midlands Highway. The REDreadTREE was to be the precursor for that and simultaneously serve a Landcare purpose.