This festive season, Lismore has been making a name for itself in quirky Christmas trees.
Firstly, there is the decorated tree on the Keen Street and Woodlark Street roundabout that tilts at an alarming angle close to ground level. This year, a Santa was positioned to appear to be propping it up.
A more bizarre tree that appeared on the Keen Street and Magellan Street roundabout features parts from more than ninety old bikes that had been donated to the council’s Revolve tip shop and which would otherwise have been scrapped. They were welded onto a metal frame, and then painted by council staff and their families using a mixture of white paint and coloured mis-tints. Three solar panels are used to power dozens of blinking LED Christmas lights.
The intention behind this bike tree is to convey a recycling message, in addition to being colourful and unique, like the Lismore community.