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Want to hear the singing trees? Then go to this park in Denmark – VIDEO

In many cities you can listen to live music in parks during the summer months, one of the joys of the season. Yet in a Danish park, music can be listened to all year round by request, among the trees, reports.

This is part of the artistic project promoted by the city of Aalborg, where trees in the Park of Music play” songs of artists that went on the stage of the nearby cultural centre.

It all started in the 1980s, when local authorities asked the musicians visiting the city to plant a tree in the memory of the concerts they were having. From that moment on, over 80 oaks and cherry trees have been planted by internationally famous artists as well as local musicians. Starting with 2012, some trees can even be ”listened to”.

How does this work? Sharon McDonnell wrote about her visit in the park, “Simply press the button on the plaque bearing the musician’s name next to the tree, and voila! — you’’ll hear a medley of the artist’s hits, like “’A Candle in the Wind’” from Elton John.”

All kinds of music can be heard, from Cliff Richard, Sting, Kenny Rogers, Take That, Rod Stewart, Sir Elton John, The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Elaine Paige, Victor Borge, Bryan Adams and ZZ Top.

The trees are ”played” almost 300,000 times a year, making them part of an appreciated and unique art project.

Jane Driscoll