A nearly two-year project to preserve slabs from Williams’ beloved science quad maple has entered its final phase. The slabs were salvaged and preserved after the tree had to be taken down in 2015. In early 2017, local woodworker Lou Zelazo took the slabs to his workshop for finishing. The larger of the two, pictured below, has been planed and smoothed. It will soon be stained and mounted to a sturdy plywood backing for display. The smaller slab will receive similar treatment. We are looking forward to having the cookies on display and ready for use in teaching labs shortly!