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巴西南部大城市阿雷格里港這條街，擁有500多米的「樹隧道」，被認為全球最美。作家 Pedro Nuno Teixeira Santos 曾這樣形容：
Goncalo de Carvalho in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is not only the most beautiful street in the world because of the stunning visual effect of its immense Tipuana green tunnel. It is the most beautiful street in the world for this, but mainly because these trees were planted cherished by its residents, over several decades, that is, the green tunnel is the result of love, the love of the trees! It was from this love and this struggle of the residents of Goncalo de Carvalho, that the political power of the city found itself forced to recognize the importance of cultural heritage, landscape and environment, classifying and protecting it with the force of law.
1930年代，這裡的德國啤酒廠工人種下 Tipuana樹（即薔薇木，Rosewood ），今天長到七層樓高。2005年，政府計劃清除部份，讓出空間建造商場。活在「樹林」的居民堅決不讓步，迫使地方政府宣佈整條 Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho 街成為該城的「歷史、文化及環境遺產」，街上的樹受到法律保護。
延伸閱讀：Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho 網誌 （葡萄牙語）
Source: The House News