In December 2018, a tree from the Great Barrier Reef in Australia was installed to celebrate the birth of Christmas.
The tree, dubbed the Christmas Tree in honour of the famous Christmas tree, was placed on a street in Brisbane, Australia.
The Christmas tree was one of five Christmas trees being installed in the city.
“It’s a beautiful tree, it’s a really lovely tree,” the owner of the tree, John O’Neill, told ABC News.
“And it’s not just a tree.”
The Christmas Tree was placed at the corner of Grand Parade and Kings Park.
“People just want to see it and come and enjoy it,” he said.
“You can sit on it for a while and watch it and then go and enjoy yourself and not have to worry about what’s going to happen.”
The installation came in a bid to raise awareness about the health effects of air pollution in Australia.
More than half of Australians currently live within an air pollution hotspot, and more than 90 per cent of those in NSW are living in an air quality hotspot.
“If you want to be safe and enjoy your holidays, you need to have an air purifier,” Dr Andrew Niehaus, from the Australian Heart Foundation, said in a statement.
“The best way to reduce your exposure to PM2.5 is to invest in air purifiers.”
More than 20,000 people attended the installation.
“I don’t know if I’d say it was a success, but it was good for the local community,” Mr O’Neil said.
In the US, there are more than 60,000 public air quality alerts in place and more are in the pipeline.
“We’re going to continue to monitor our air pollution for the next two weeks,” Mr Nieaus said.