Step 2: Plant your Flag!
Plant the tree and flag in your front yard!
As you plant your flag next to the tree, say:
“I hereby reclaim this land for nature!”
Don’t forget to ask your neighbor to do the same.
Done? Go to step 3!
Planting a flag next to a tree in one’s home front yard is the performative act that defines this art piece. Using the powerful symbol of a flag, the participant is being proactive in helping rebuild the native tree canopy that one stood on that very place. It’s a reverse conquest, returning a portion of that now developed parcel of land back to nature.
The flag also serves to remind the participant *(along with friends and neighbors) of this important eco-action.