The Marquette post office has a bright new addition to its landscape.
Artist and inventor Earl Senchuk has installed a new tree that he calls "living tree art." The tree itself is made of steel and concrete, and it supports seven pots of flowers. The flowers are raspberry blast super-tunias. The tree has an internal watering system that waters the flowers four times a day.
Senchuk says he was looking for a new spot around Marquette for one of his trees, and the post office agreed to let him place one on the property.
"Once I put the flowers in, to me, it makes it all worthwhile," said Senchuk. "The appreciation I get, and the compliments just never stop, so that's what keeps me going."
Senchuk will be working with the Marquette Beautification Committee in the near future to enhance the tree.