By Andrew Liszewski
I’m not sure it would be so awesome if trees could really talk. I think they’d do a lot of complaining and would be kind of preachy about the environment and stuff. So thankfully this 100-year-old tree, living on the outskirts of Brussels, is the closest we’ve got to that. And it can only say so much. Thanks to EOS Magazine the tree has been outfitted with a large box high up on its trunk that includes a fine dust meter, an ozone meter, a light meter, a weather station, a webcam, a microphone and most importantly, a wireless internet connection.
All of the data coming from that box is translated into human-like thoughts which are posted on the tree’s website at Talking-Tree.com. Recently it lamented that it “miss the days when people were riding horses and the air was clean” (see? I told you!) but it also posts videos, stills and even audio recordings of what it experiences day in and day out. You can even follow it on Twitter, friend it on Facebook or check out its Flickr gallery.