Tree planting at NMU rescheduled for this weekend

May 10, 2018

MARQUETTE, MI--   Trees donated by the Hiawatha Music Coop will be planted at NMU on Sunday.

The 40 native species—including elderberry, plum, and hazelnut—will be placed in Outdoor Learning Areas so students can learn about the Native American heritage of the region.

The donation is meant to be a “thank you” to Northern for letting people park in university parking lots over the past 40 years of the Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival.

The trees and shrubs were purchased from the Marquette County Conservation District.

Inclement weather prevented officials from planting the trees on April 28. Kinder weather rescheduled the event for Sunday at 1 p.m.