MARQUETTE, MI-- An anonymous benefactor has given Northern Michigan University a major gift for the planting of new trees on campus.
About 100 trees representing a mix of native species will be planted this fall. Most will be placed in the academic mall, while others will extend through the pedestrian corridor to Seventh Street. Canopy-style trees will be planted on both sides of Harden Drive from Fair Avenue to West Science.
Additional trees will be planted in the spring.
The unnamed donor said during a recent visit to NMU that they were made aware of an initiative to enhance campus landscaping. The donor said, “I saw an opportunity that aligned with my own interests in connecting people and places. It is a pleasure to support this project for the ultimate benefit of the entire community.”