Tree Planters on Center Road on the Old Mission Peninsula | Brian Brooks Photo
Tree Planters on Center Road on the Old Mission Peninsula | Brian Brooks Photo
Feel free to share this post...

Have you noticed some new trees planted along Center Road? We can thank a group of Old Mission Peninsula residents for that, along with the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society, which spearheads the tree-planting project throughout the year.

Organized by Historical Society member Brian Brooks, the group planted 19 trees on Center Road just north of the Kroupa Road intersection on May 9, 2020. Six trees were set aside as replacements, if needed.

Old Mission Gazette is Reader Supported.
Click Here to Keep the Gazette Going.

Tree Planters on Center Road on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Tree Planters on Center Road on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo

Several families came together to help with the tree-planting, and were kept in groups of siblings and families to ensure safe social distancing practices.

The Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society also reports that ten memorial trees were sold through May, as well. If you’d like to purchase a memorial tree, download the form here.

For more information about the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society, visit their website here. They are always looking for new members wishing to learn more about the history of the Old Mission Peninsula.

SUPPORT YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL NEWSPAPER: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

Because Old Mission Gazette is a "Reader Supported Newspaper" -- meaning it exists because of your financial support -- I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks our way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the OMP. In a time when local news is becoming a thing of the past, supporting an independent community newspaper is more important now than ever. Thank you so much for your support! -Jane Boursaw, Editor/Publisher, Old Mission Gazette

To keep the Gazette going, click here to make a donation.

Bay View Insurance of Traverse City Michigan

3 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you Historical Society! I noticed there were a lot of young planters in the photo; it will we wonderful for them to see the trees mature. Ogdensburg Cemetery would benefit from some new trees too if the Historical Society is considering other projects.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
  
Please enter an e-mail address

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.