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The Trees of Winona State University book is the result of the efforts of Bill Meyer, WSU senior groundskeeper, to record for posterity a moment in the history of WSU's grounds. He is the main designer and prime motivator of the tree plan for WSU including species selection, placement and maintenance.
Tom Grier, WSU director of University Communication, contributed writing and editorial services to the book as well as photography.
Meyer and Grier worked together for more than five years to shoot each campus tree species at various times of the year, to capture each at its best. The two then collaborated on the text to make it accurate and keep it interesting and inspirational for the reader.
Special thanks for expert assistance goes to:
Dick Davis WSU Publications Director
Pat Malotka WSU Graphic Art Specialist
Dana Coulter Winona Nursery
Additional help was provided by other Winona State University students, faculty and staff, and area horticultural professionals including:
Mark Swart Sundance Gardens
Greg Johnson WSU Print Shop
Naomi Fox National Child Protection Training Center at WSU
Jan Tollefson WSU College of Business
Jennifer Scanlon WSU Graphic Art student employee
Jean May WSU Graphic Art student employee
Michaela McGree WSU Physical Plant student employee/WSU graduate
Kari O'Brien WSU Physical Plant student employee
All Photographs by Tom Grier, unless otherwise noted:
Northern Catalpa Bloom, p. 18, by Joe O'Keefe, former WSU Director of Public Information
Tulip Tree Bloom, p. 34, by Erv Evans, NC State University, used with permission
Tom Grier in action taking tree photograph, p. 4, by Chris Warrington
Last Modified: Thursday, May 08, 2008 13:58 by Rhone Richard