Salem Public Library - trees and shrubs
There are many attractive trees in the yard and in front of the Salem Public Library. On the far side of the lawn, abutting Monroe Street is a Japanese Cut Maple tree that was planted in May of 1983. It was a gift to Roger Eastman from the library staff on the occasion of his retirement from the Board of Library Trustees.
Next to this tree is a Stewartia.
Near the front entrance and nearest the sign is a Weeping Cherry Tree.
The grounds of this historic library building benefit annually from a Beautification Fund begun in 1994 by an anonymous donor. Each spring red and white plantings are added through the fund, their colors echoing Captain Bertram's white over red house flag used for merchant ships.
In 2013, a design of new plantings was implemented to enrich the front area of the library grounds. On both sides of the front stairway framing the front entrance, column-shaped yew trees were added. Groups of shrubs such as azalea, rhododendron and boxwood give definition to the library entrance.