Thirty-two potted blue trees are on the move to a new spot in Sacramento.
The eye-catching work by artist Konstantin Dimopoulos was initially located in October on 13th Street near the Convention Center. The trees are painted with a non-toxic substance that adheres to the trees for six months.
Today, the trees move to North Fifth Street between Richards Boulevard and the American River Parkway.
The new site is near where a ground-breaking was held last week for a 180-unit affordable housing development at the Township 9 neighborhood.
Dimopoulos, who resides in Australia, has also installed similar Blue Trees exhibits in Melbourne, Vancouver, Auckland and Seattle. The exhibit calls attention to the danger of deforestation.
No public funds will be used in the making of the project.
One of the sponsors, the Sacramento Tree Foundation, supports the project as another way to draw attention to the plight of the city's aging downtown elm population.
"Street trees are the signature trees of a neighborhood," said Joe Benassini, city urban forest manager, said in a press release. "The installation of these trees complements the vision of sustainability that is the foundation of Township 9 and underscores the importance of shade trees in our urban environment."