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100 RECYCLED BICYCLES = 1 WEIRD CHRISTMAS TREE

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Posted by abeodbart November 29, 2010 at 10:46 am

“Most Christmas trees are already green, but this environmentally friendly holiday display in Sydney takes the concept to a new level: It’s made of bicycles that were destined for the recycling yard.

The bicycle tree, dubbed the “Tree-Cycle,” is made of 100 old bikes donated by a local recycling company. The bike frames were spray-painted tree green, while the tires were given a multi-colored makeover to make them look like holiday lights.

And if you thought you spent a lot of time putting up your tree, consider this: It took eight weeks to build the 23-foot-tall Tree-Cycle, which is on display at The Rocks, one of the city’s prime tourist and shopping districts.

Even the “star” at the top of the tree is made of bicycle parts — look closely, and you’ll see it’s really just a series of front forks and tires sticking out in each direction.

It’s at least the third year in a row that the Rocks has featured a tree made of recycled or recyclable objects.

Last year’s Christmas centerpiece was made of bottles, while the 2008 effort was a tree-shaped pile of chairs.”

Read more at AOL News (Thanks @XxLadyClaireXx)

COMMENTS
November 29, 2010 at 10:51 am
Mill says:

Looking good :)
(wouldn’t accept into my home thought)


November 29, 2010 at 10:54 am
Mark says:

Where’s the like button? lol


November 29, 2010 at 12:31 pm
Rob Wix says:

How interesting – I have a bicycle-powered Christmas tree! It doesn’t light up until you pedal. Have a look = scintillate.org.uk


November 29, 2010 at 1:22 pm
spiderabc1 says:

Very cool. Bet they used environmentally friendly ecosafe spray paint. Perhaps a huge bunny made out of trash furniutre and rubber could be next on the agenda.


November 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I saw this the other day.
Trust me. A photo is just a photo…try standing right below it..its MASSIVE!!!!
oh, and a tiny bit scary…you feel like a wheel’s going to pop off and impale you any minute because its so unstable, the wind moves it!


November 29, 2010 at 11:37 pm
whodat says:

Love bikes, Love trees, Hate christmas

color me conflicted


November 30, 2010 at 10:49 am

Love it what a top idea must be the year of the old bicycle!!!
Looking for an old bike to put under your christmass tree


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