Trees for the weans
The city is a living museum of architecture and plant life. Whilst many buildings of interest have plaques or information boards detailing information about them for the public, not many (or any?) 'trees of interest' have anything like this. I think this is a great shame as knowing a little more about the green life around us would improve our relationship with it. Personally, I spend a lot of my time walking past some of Zurich's glorious trees and wondering things like how old it is or what type of tree it is. Thus, I think it would be very educational for children and adults alike to have plaques or information boards next to selected trees/bushes to help make them more visible and alive to all of us. I would do this by hiring a tree specialist (I am not one) to identify the trees. This information would then be passed onto a designer who would design the information boards per tree. I'd hope to implement this for at least 10 trees in East Zurich.