Periapt refers to an amulet worn for protection, in this case, the implied preservation is granted to trees through a bright orange installation. An immediate symbol for environmentalism, trees act as a typical cause for ecological awareness. Their de facto earthly purpose, symbolism, and anthropomorphism makes for strong emotional links. In incorporating them into this work, they are enmeshed in new symbology of construction materials, second skins, and safety. They are demarcated as ‘priority’ specimens, alluding to conservationists common actions to protect certain species and territories. The installation is composed of elements are based on industrial signage, artistic gestures, and the ‘Protect This Tree’ flyers seen in downtown construction areas. By pairing such loaded medium with evocative symbology, humanity’s inescapable duality as protector/destroyer is brought into sharp focus.