These pictures of Christmas tree “decorations” are trending in Russian social media. Apparently, employees of the Botanical Gardens of Southern Federal University creatively decorated spruce trees around its main University building to protect from Christmas tree thieves.
According to the head of Press Service of the University Andrei Svechnikov, anti-thief measures were taken after someone cut down several Christmas trees in the botanical garden last month. “We were forced to take preventive measures for the protection of spruce trees. Unfortunately, before the Christmas holidays a few trees were cut down. Barbed wire does not harm trees and is meant to protect them,” – said Andrey Svechnikov.
Barbed wire will protect green beauties till the end of the holiday season.