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July 22, 2005

Pear tree at Veenker golf course

Tee off . . . with some history

The back side of the sixth tee box at Veenker golf course north of campus features a fruit-bearing Asian pear tree planted more than 100 years ago by J.L. Budd, horticulture professor, in what at that time was a tree testing/research area. The first part of the golf course was developed in 1938 and some of the research trees survived. Budd, a faculty member from 1877 to 1899, brought back hundreds of fruit and ornamental trees from trips abroad. Photo by Bob Elbert.