Lime-tree presented by University of Greifswald planted in UT Botanical Garden

On 5 June, Rector Toomas Asser planted a lime-tree Tilia ledebourii at the pond of the botanical garden. The name of the species comes from the name of a professor who was connected with the University of Tartu.

Rector Johanna Eleonore Weber of the University of Greifswald, Germany, gave the lime plant to the University of Tartu as a gift for the 100th anniversary of Estonia’s national university. The species was named after Carl Friedrich von Ledebour (1785–1851), a professor and long-time director of the botanical garden at the University of Tartu and the University of Greifswald.

“This gift is of great importance for the University of Tartu, marking the successful cooperation and close historical relations between the two universities. Professor Carl Friedrich von Ledebour made a significant contribution to the development of the botanical garden,” Rector Toomas Asser said at the tree-planting ceremony.

The lime-tree was sent to the botanical garden a few months ago and was now planted in the collection of European trees.

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