Tree tunnel

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Typical street in Coral Gables, Florida.

A tree tunnel is a road, lane or track where the trees on each side form a more or less continuous canopy overhead, giving the effect of a tunnel.

The effect may be achieved in a formal avenue lined with trees or in a more rural setting with randomly placed trees on each side of the route. It can create a beautiful setting.[1][2]

The British artist David Hockney has painted tree tunnels as a theme,[3] as especially illustrated at a 2012 solo exhibition of his work at the Royal Academy in London, England.[4] The English landscape artist Nick Schlee has used a tree tunnel as subject matter. [5]


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  1. ^ Eaves, David (6 August 2009). "10 Enchanting Tree Tunnels". Killer Directory. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  2. ^ "12 Romantic Tree Tunnels". UK: Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  3. ^ Howgate, Sarah (25 October 2006). "The three David Hockneys". Hockney Pictures. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  4. ^ Nairn, Sarah (29 February 2012). "David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture". Creatures of Culture. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  5. ^ "Nick Schlee — Green Tunnel". Modern Artists Gallery. Retrieved March 4, 2012.