Facilities Planning and Management will begin work today to replace several maple trees along the Wisconsin Avenue median, which have been damaged by native wildlife. Infestation mitigation measures will be taken to protect these new trees.
Over the summer, the team will also replace a number of ash trees near the Haggerty Museum of Art, which were damaged by emerald ash borers. The trees will be replaced with a disease-resistant species.
The Marquette University campus is home to more than 40 tree and shrub species native to southeastern Wisconsin. Facilities Planning and Management continually monitors the health of campus trees and shrubs, and regularly takes measures to ensure campus has a thriving environment for these important flora. More than 70 new native trees were added to campus since 2018 as part of Campus Master Plan projects.