artist from Chicago and a local master stonemason
teamed up to provide this commemorative plaque and install it on a
donated 1,700-pound granite boulder.
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STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER articles about saving The Gudgel Oak Tree
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is an historic
white oak (Quercus alba) that overhangs Gudgel Road, a few miles from
recruiting donations from caring people all around the country, we began
working to stabilize the tree in April 2005 — a local certified
arborist did the work at cost as his donation because the tree is located
on public right-of-way.
Brown (left), Lana Gits (second), and Manfred Koriath (right) helped Guy
Sternberg obtain and install the boulder and plaque commemorating saving The Gudgel Oak
Sternberg is a landscape architect, arborist, tree consultant, writer,
lecturer, and photographer from Illinois. He has propagated and grown
hundreds of species of trees, both native and non-native, and maintains
his own research arboretum, Starhill Forest, with his wife, Edie. He
was the first president of the International Oak Society and is a life
member of the International Dendrology Society, International Society
of Arboriculture, and American Forests.
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STARHILL FOREST ARBORETUM
welcome your scheduled visit E-mail
your hosts Guy and Edie Sternberg
offer lectures about oaks, historic trees, native trees, and other
tree-related topics, available in any English-speaking country
and tailored for any audience level.
Please contact us for more information.
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