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J. D. Vertrees Papers, 1949-2001

Biographical Note

Vertrees worked as an entomologist at OSU and pursued an interest in rare and unusual maples. Maintaining a 1.5 arboretum at the Maplewood Nursery in Roseburg, Oregon, Vertrees had amassed there at one point the largest collection of Japanese Maples in the U. S. The first edition of his book, Japanese Maples, was published in 1978. He died in 1993.

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