Reposted from the Earth First! Newswire:
Brown County, Indiana – A logging site on Scarce o’ Fat Ridge in Yellowwood State Forest was the canvas for a recent art installation by Hills O’ Indiana Crochet and Knitting Society. (H.I.C.K.S.) The group used yarn to weave together dozens of trees marked to be logged. Dubbed “The Web of Life,” the installation represents the interconnectedness of trees and their central role in the ecosystem.
Creating the installation was apparently a simple task, according to Betty Ayers, vice-president of H.I.C.K.S. “It only really took half an hour,” she said. “In just a short amount of time, we were able to string thousands of yards of yarn between the trees. It really was something else.”
H.I.C.K.S. encourages other crochet and knitting enthusiasts to take similar actions to help protect the trees and the critters that depend on them from the devastation being wreaked upon Yellowwood and other state forests by the DNR.