Armenian group plants Dot Park trees

City Councillor Frank Baker lent a hand to members of the Dorchester Park Association and representatives of the Armenia Tree Project in a tree-planting ceremony Tuesday morning in Dorchester Park.

The event commemorated the 25th anniversary of the organization, which was founded in 1994 to help reverse the tide of deforestation in Armenia. ATP Executive Director Jeanmarie Papelian explained that most of the organization’s grassroots support comes from the Greater Boston/New England region, which is home to a large Armenian community.

“We wanted to give back by having a tree planting in the city of Boston,” she said. “The Dorchester Park Association loves the idea, and they embraced us enthusiastically, so we’re really happy about this.”

In total, four white oak trees and three cherry trees were planted by the park’s Richview Street staircase.

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