The Best Tree in the World: Leaf Count, performed for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, 2003, record albums designed and printed 2004

As part of his attempt to determine which tree is the best tree in the world, Chris counted the leaves on several trees in Philadelphia. The chart below represents his findings. Several trees' data was lost in a bar or movie theater midway through the count. The results were then placed in "record album" format, with each specific tree's image placed on the outside, and the number of leaves it had on the inside. To see images of the record albums as they are shown in exhibitions, see here.

To see an action shot of Chris in the process of counting leaves, see here.

To see images of each tree, see the links below (the number next to the link is its number of leaves):

Tree 1: 5,198 +/- 10%
Tree 2: 980 +/- 5%
Tree 3: 1,260 +/- 5%
Tree 4: 1,118 +/- 20%
Tree 5: data lost
Tree 6: data lost
Tree 7: data lost
Tree 8: data lost
Tree 9: data lost
Tree 10: data lost
Tree 11: 5,588 +/- 5%
Tree 12: 15,479 +/- 15%
Tree 13: 10,702 +/- 10%
Tree 14: 36,962 +/- 20%
Tree 15: 7,548 +/- 15%
Tree 16: 45,567 +/- 20%
Tree 17: 30,876 +/- 20%
Tree 18: 2,726 +/- 15%
Tree 19: 1,530 +/- 10%
Tree 20: 170 +/- 5%
Tree 21: 21,960 +/- 15%
Tree 22: 26,605 +/- 20%
Tree 23: 149,760 +/- 20%
Tree 24: 16,790 +/- 20%
Tree 25: 4,158 +/- 15%
Tree 26: 9,184 +/- 20%

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