Greenough’s blue trees get to root of mental health issues
The windswept trees in Greenough already turn heads along Brand Highway, with many travellers pulling into a small parking bay to snap a pic of Geraldton’s iconic leaning tree.
But two dead trees just up the road have stolen the show with their twisted limbs painted bright blue.
While the leafless trees would have been ignored in the past by drivers, their contorted bodies are now a striking feature in the lush green field.
The eye-catching display may be nice to look at, but it is also an attempt to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention.
The two trees are among hundreds around the country to receive a “blue” lease on life as part of the Blue Tree Project.
The Australia-wide initiative invites people to spread the message through blue paint that it is OK to not be OK, as there will always be someone who will listen and to talk to.
The project reminds community members to check in with anyone they know who may be going through a tough time.
Blue trees have been spotted throughout the Mid West, including in Walkaway, Mullewa, Perenjori, Jurien Bay and Chapman Valley.
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