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Sometimes when you least expect it, good things happen.
Gaurav Verma | Dec 13, 2020
Keiko Tokunaga's second book
Keiko Tokunaga's second book, “Illustrated Flora of...
Keiko Tokunaga | Dec 12, 2020
Jozef Oak
This renowned Quercus robur caught the eye of an artist and...
Roderick Cameron | Dec 12, 2020

Plant Focus

Quercus skinneri
Quercus skinneri is a Central American oak, distinguished by the large size of its fruit.

David Varel (1973–2020)

Dave Varel
Dave Varel (photo courtesy of Mathis Natvik)

David "Dave" Varel of Albers, Illinois passed away September 6, 2020. A carpenter and craftsman by trade, Dave also operated a small nursery named "Tree Little Acres" with his family and raised and sold several thousand oaks each year. He was also a music lover and accomplished drummer. Dave was a member of the IOS, the Illinois Nut Growers Association, and several other groups. Anyone lucky enough to have known Dave surely counted him as a friend. He is survived by his wife Rachel and sons Aidan and Oliver.   

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