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Quercus peninsularis
A Red Oak (Section Lobatae) endemic to inland ranges of northern Baja California, Mexico

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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