posted April 22, 2012

Restoring Historic Pine Grove

Tornadic-speed winds last summer devastated trees on the Hope campus, including several of the historical white pines in the central Pine Grove. Gifts from alumni and friends of the college are funding a program to replace the trees. The first re-planting by Hope's grounds staff occurred Friday. Symbolically, the 10-year-old white pine was planted near Hope's landmark Van Vleck Hall. Nearby white pines that survived the 2011 storm are estimated to be 80-90 years old.

See aftermath of summer 2011 storm