Type of Memorial

Memorial Tree


Mark P. Widrlechner

In Memoriam

Dragula, Sharon K.


West of Gerdin Business Building

Plaque Text


The two paw paw (Asimina triloba) trees growing west of Gerdin Business Building were grown from seeds collected in September 1984 in Missouri by Mark Widrlechner and his late wife, Sharon Dragula. These trees were transplanted to campus after evaluation in the NC7 Regional Ornamental Plant Trials, a program that Mark coordinated for many years. For more information about the origin of these trees, please see https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/accessiondetail.aspx?1390535 .