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Philadelphia Trees

Paul Meyer, the F. Otto Haas Director of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, will give an overview of the newly published book, Philadelphia Trees, and highlight a number of interesting tree species that can be found throughout the greater Philadelphia region and beyond. Book signing will follow the presentation.

Date:
March 5, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio
Presenters:
Paul Meyer

Paul Meyer is The F. Otto Haas Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. He has played a major role in the Arboretum’s restoration of its historic gardens, architecture, and vistas with notable plant collections. He has taught Urban Horticulture in the University of Pennsylvania’s Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department and is a frequent contributor to horticultural publications. Mr. Meyer is a leader in the field of plant exploration and evaluation. He has completed twelve expeditions to countries including China, Korea, Taiwan, Armenia and the Republic of Georgia, where he has collected plants from various sources to introduce greater genetic diversity. He also searches for plants that will specifically grow in stressful city conditions. He has received recognition for his leadership and accomplishments at both the Morris Arboretum and in the public garden community. These awards include the Wyck-Strickland Award in 2010, the Award of Merit from the American Public Gardens Association in 2013, and the Liberty Hyde Bailey Award from the American Horticultural Society in 2014.