Living Graffiti

Under the cover of the ubiquitous San Francisco fog, the Guerrilla Grafters strike with living graffiti, grafting fruit tree branches onto fruitless trees and bringing pears and plums and cherries to working class neighborhoods.

San Francisco, you see has long banned the planting of fruit-bearing trees for fear of messy sidewalks and messy law suits. Tara Hui thinks that is silly and, with a small cadre of cohorts has set out to do something about it. Then group only grafts onto trees that have been selected by a neighborhood steward who promises to care for it. Likewise they only graft onto similar species: apples to apple trees, for example.

For more about this delightful project see The L.A. Times.

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