Treetones Tour

through June 30

A Self-Guided Tour Featuring the Trees of Governors Island

Treetones, is a site-specific installation on Governors Island by artist, Jenna Spevack. Hand-sewn fabric wraps, made from tree rubbings, are tied to 12 different trees on the Island. Visitors are guided by a self-directed tour map to locate and identify the trees. They may also collect bark rubbings from each stop on the tour. Highlighted species include American Elm, Red Oak, Norway Maple, Horse Chestnut and London Plane.

Find the Trees: Consult the map to locate the 12 unique trees highlighted on the tour.

Identify the trees by the distinctive bark rubbing sewn into the orange sash tied around each tree trunk.

Collect the Rubbings:

Handmade rubbings with the name of the tree and a description of the bark may be found in the pockets of each tree sash. Please take one from each tree.

Pick up a map at LMCC Art Center, Building 110

A project by Jenna Spevack with support from LMCC Process Space Residency Governors Island, _the National Park Service, and The Trust for Governors Island.


Monday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm