For whatever reason, this is what they do to the trees here in winter (not every single tree in Qingdao mind you, but look closely and you’ll see that every tree on this street is covered). I’m not sure if they’re honestly unaware of the fact that trees generally don’t need to be ziplocked to make it through the season, or if there are some genuine benefits to doing this that we’re just not clued into in America. The general effect is that of installation art – it’s hard to tell if the look is more evocative of a cocoon or a body bag, but ironically enough, it may be a little bit of both.
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