Friday, June 25, 2004

fake tree

European companies are finding ingenious ways to disguise ugly, but necessary, mobile phone antenna masts. Customers can pick everything from trees to crucifixes source
(via unity of multi)

Think I might take the chimney over the fake tree. However realistic a Mastus pseudopinus may look... (for a gallery see articles/plastic tree) there is something disturbing about such camouflaged base stations

...the need for good looking camouflaged base stations around the planet is rising.
We have a tree type solution for every country's need."
For instance, a new blue gum tower tree is specifically being designed for the Australian market
. source

When you see this slideshow (before the chainsaw) that was part of an Age series on the journey of an Australian shining gum, the new species of gum seems less good looking.

Comments: fake tree

I can't bear that stuff about trees. I just can't.
Posted by David Tiley at June 28, 2004 11:11 PM

I avoided reading the Age series for the same reason - too heart rending.
Posted by boynton at June 29, 2004 01:32 PM

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