Edge Of Wonder host Rob Counts tweeted an image of a strange sign encountered in the British Columbia city of Richmond.
“CANADA! Your reign of ridiculousness must end NOW!” Counts added, along with the image.
The sign reflected two figures walking in circles around a tree, with the universal ban sign over them.
It reads: “Love our trees and protect their roots, there’s a whole world under your feet. Please consider the tree’s health and refrain from walking around it repeatedly.”
CANADA! Your reign of ridiculousness must end NOW!
“Love our trees and protect their roots, there’s a whole world under your feet. Please consider the tree’s health and refrain from walking around it repeatedly.” pic.twitter.com/AoJ7Xtsdmq
— Rob Counts (@RobCounts) May 11, 2020
As bizarre as it may sound, turns out it’s a real thing, according to one social media user:
Puahahaaa I know this area of town! This is where I studied with Buddhist meditators! They walk around a tree and exchange energy with it its supposed to be really good for both parties 🤣🤣🤣
— Esther C (@StarC9000) May 12, 2020
Case in point:
— Love Conquers All (@BomboraMM) May 12, 2020
Ironically, the City of Richmond was forced to apologize in February after chopping down more than 300 trees as part of a multi-million-dollar project to raise the city’s dikes, according to CTV News.
Residents like Arline Trividic complained the project’s plans were poorly executed, saying little information about the planned work was passed on to them.
“This is just heart-wrenching for everybody and everything that’s here,” Trividic said at the time.
As is often the case in strange stories like this, the online reaction IS the story, as seen in the responses below.
Social media users had some interesting responses, to include requests to be invaded by the United States!
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Can you guys invade us? And take down Trudeau accidentally?
— Perseide 🇨🇦 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Perseide8) May 11, 2020
i am from Canada !! and I must say today I wish I was American #obamagate
— Lily (@Eliane_017) May 11, 2020
sitting under a tree and continuously walking/riding/jumping on the roots of a tree is different. Care for the trees, they only give us oxygen!
— thatcrazytoaster (@1crazy_toaster) May 11, 2020
Sadly, this will continue as long as Justin TREEdeau is here
— eric (@Yatudlabiericit) May 12, 2020
I’m sure the trees can handle it. I’m going to sound like a total hippie, but maybe it makes the trees happy for us to connect with it. Walking near trees has documented health benefits like decreased depression
— Miranda Couch (@MirandaCouch3) May 12, 2020
I don’t walk around trees in circles, but if I were Canadian, I’d start that sht today!!!
— Rise.Rebel.Resist (@RR3SIST) May 12, 2020
Are there really a bunch of people in canada walking around tree to the point where the grass is wearing thin❓
Warrior in the garden
— Justin Strohman (@JustinStrohman) May 11, 2020
😂😂 I’ve never seen this 😂😂🇨🇦
— 🇨🇦 Xtina P ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@XtinaP7) May 12, 2020
sounds like a breakout of MADCOW! seriously weird.
— debbi (@debbi00762930) May 12, 2020
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