Source: Brooklyn Daily
This is the work of Laurie Russell, a 58-year-old painter who hung up at least 4 tree sweaters so far this season to encourage passersby to “rethink their environment,” according to Brooklyn Daily. Russell says: “It’s a gesture of compassion for the tree — even though I know it doesn’t actually do anything … It brightens things up in the most bleak months.”
Russell will leave the sweaters up until March, when the “naked” trees start to get their leaves again.
This has been going on for several years now, at least, as this discussion reveals.