(From left) Barb Hadley, Beth Markowski, Armory Youth Project Executive Director Amy Wojciechowski, Mary Metzger, Sen. Curt VanderWall, Sandra Hosman, Lorraine Schwendner and Jill James show off the spot where seedlings from a 150-year-old street at the State Capitol will be planted.

(From remaining) Barb Hadley, Beth Markowski, Armory Youth Undertaking Govt Director Amy Wojciechowski, Mary Metzger, Sen. Curt VanderWall, Sandra Hosman, Lorraine Schwendner and Jill James exhibit off the place wherever seedlings from a 150-12 months-aged avenue at the Condition Capitol will be planted.

Submitted photograph/Mark Schwendner

MANISTEE — Manistee is now household to a seedling from a 150-yr-outdated tree that graces the east lawn of the Michigan Condition Capitol in Lansing.

A short while ago point out Sen. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, contacted Mary Metzger, publicity chair of Spirit of the Woods Yard Club Inc. about planting the seedling tree from the Japanese Catalpa in Lansing.

The parent tree steps 107 feet tall and 85 ft huge, with a trunk over 20 ft in circumference, in accordance to a news launch from the back garden club. Michigan Condition College Tree Study Center lifted the sapling to the point wherever it is ready to plant.


Soon after discussion with the backyard club, it was decided that the tree would be planted at the Armory Youth Project in Manistee. VanderWall introduced the saplings to the Armory the place the trees will be retained in pots right until optimal planting time in fall.

For details about the Spirit of the Woods Garden club, contact Kathy Johnson at 231-398-2840 or Beth Markowski at 616-401-3387.