The Living Collection
In 2008, the following Japanese garden tree species was produced as part of Detailed Conservation Survey funded by the Institute of Museums and Library Services and the Miller Foundation. Each tree was given a unique coordinate, which serves as its individual identity. A profile is kept on each tree indicating its species, health, and maintenance profile. To have these identifying coordinates readily available, tree tags were attached to our trees in the Garden. However, upon your next visit you won't even notice these tags and observe that the Garden is relatively free of signage or other visual distractions to preserve the visitor's aesthetic experience. Enough of our background trees contain these markers to provide staff with reference points in order to identify the locations of the entire collection while on the ground. Increased knowledge about the Japanese Garden's tree collection has equipped staff with more resources for planning the Garden's healthy future.
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