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Professor, students offer assistance in tree identification

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University has announced a community service project that will run through the first semester.

Dr. Stanley Rice, professor of biological sciences, will conduct a tree-identification program that will be of benefit to the entire community. Rice earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois (1987) and joined the Southeastern faculty in 1998.

Rice said, “The Department of Biological Sciences is announcing a student project to benefit homeowners in the Durant community. Anyone with unidentified trees on their property is asked to contact us at or 580-745-2688.

“Students in my Systematic Botany course will help with identification. The students will bring specimens so we may verify that their identification was indeed correct.”

The project should be completed by April 25.