As part of its bicentennial celebration, the University of Michigan is hosting a self-guided walking tour that features historically or horticulturally important trees to the university.
"We're standing in front of a Yellowwood."
"This is planted in 1918 and at that time on the University of Michigan, the first African-American PhD student got his degree."
That's the first at the University of Michigan and second in the country. A weeping cherry tree is also featured, and that was donated to the university in 1957 by U-M alumni living in Tokyo after World War II. The oldest tree on the tour is a 167 year-old tulip tree that was planted when the Medical School opened.
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