The yarnbombing public art project started in 2013 and brings together people from all walks of life and abilities to knit, crochet and weave.
Multicultural Tauranga decided to use the new logo as their key visual and to add flags of different countries to represent some of the international mix of people that Tauranga has become.
The tree to be decorated was aptly situated in front of the Turkish To Go café on Chadwick Road.
Sue Burger, one of the Yarn Bombers who had done most of the needlework for this tree, puts the idea succinctly: “Most of the sleeves are crocheted squares. They are all the same in shape and size but different in colours and textures – just like people from different cultures are all different in some way. But as humans we are all essentially the same.”