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Ryan Russell places hand on Rhus glabra

November 10, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST
Ryan Russell, the city horticulturist, places his hand on a Rhus glabra (smooth sumac) at Albert-Oakland Park on Oct. 29. Russell hunts champion trees in his spare time. He has found 14 of the state's 111 champions, about six of which are at MU.

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