These amazing pictures are of a remarkable tree-lined street in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Rua Goncalo de Carvalho, which has been appropriately-nicknamed the "green tunnel," is a source of pride for the residents who are fiercely protective of it. Back in 2005, they shut down a city-approved plan to cut down a few trees to build a parking garage.

The street was recently named a site of Ecological, Cultural, and Environmental Heritage, and that stunning aerial view makes it pretty clear why. It's all good for residents living along the green tunnel, as long as no branches come down.

[via BuzzFeed and treehugger]

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