The city was painting dying and/or invasive species of trees prior to removing them altogether. There were a bunch of painted ones along the rowing lagoon at Lincoln park earlier in the year.
I thought it was an art thing. the kids call them McDonalds trees.
It is art. They were first in Lincolnd park, then they were at the south end of the Cancer Survivors park. I have no idea what they are doing next to rainbow. The city painted the large trees in Lincoln park along the lagoon as "art" but those trees are slated to be removed soon. I think the reader did a story on it maybe?
I live at Rainbo Village and was surprised to see them suddenly appear one day. I've seen the ones by the lake, but have never seen them anywhere else in the city until now.