Visitors to the Boston Public Garden are learning more about the trees that line the paths and shade the grassy park thanks to labels that are being added to the trees.
The Friends of the Public Garden, with volunteers, has begun adding and changing tree labels on trees in the Public Garden.
The friends group began adding and replacing labels on trees last month, and installed 60 labels in one day, the organization writes in a blog post about the initiative.
Each label contains the tree’s species common name, botanical name, botanical family name, and, if it is known, the date the tree was planted. The labels also include donor inscriptions if the tree was donated in honor or in memory of someone.
The tree labeling project, which is supported by a gift from the Putnam Foundation, is a first step in offering educational service to park users, the Friends of the Public Garden said in the post.
The first trees to get labels were those along the edge of the newly paved pathways and around the Lagoon toward the Japanese Bell. The next 50 labels were added to trees on the main walking paths Lagoon and past the Goody Flag Pole toward the corner of Charles and Boylston streets, according to the organization.
The Back Bay Sun first reported on the new labels Tuesday.
In the past month, the organization has installed 200 tree labels and hopes to label all 500 trees in the Public Garden, according to a Facebook post by the Friends of the Public Garden.
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