Tree labelling project begins in Sid Valley

PUBLISHED: 17:31 06 November 2018

An example of a label that will be going on trees around Sid Valley. Picture: Contributed

An example of a label that will be going on trees around Sid Valley. Picture: Contributed

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Sidmouth Arboretum has embarked on a scheme to label publicly-accessible trees in the Sid Valley.

Diana East putting a QR label on one of the trees in the Knowle Gardens. Ref shs 43 18TI 3824. Picture: Terry IfeDiana East putting a QR label on one of the trees in the Knowle Gardens. Ref shs 43 18TI 3824. Picture: Terry Ife

The team have begun the large task of labelling all publically accessible trees in Sid Valley with QR codes.

QR codes act as a barcode that can be scanned via a smart phone which will then link to the tree’s page on the Arboretum’s website.

Each label will consist of the QR code, catalogue number for the tree on the Arboretum’s website as well as the Latin and English name.

The root of the idea comes from the Arboretum wanting to give the public a better understanding of the nature around.

A QR label on one of the trees in the Knowle Gardens. Ref shs 43 18TI 3836. Picture: Terry IfeA QR label on one of the trees in the Knowle Gardens. Ref shs 43 18TI 3836. Picture: Terry Ife

The first batch of trees to be labelled will be the ones in the garden and park around the Knowle Council Offices.

From there, trees in Blackmore Gardens will be labelled in the coming months before the scheme comes to an end with the three Arboretum Tree Trails.

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