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      UD Botanic Gardens Presents 'Plant Exploration for Trees: Why it is Critical in the 21st Century' at Townsend Hall in Georgetown


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      January 3, 2020

      Friday   7:00 PM

      16483 County Seat Highway
      Georgetown, Delaware 19947

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      UD Botanic Gardens Presents 'Plant Exploration for Trees: Why it is Critical in the 21st Century' at Townsend Hall

      Join the UD Botanic Gardens in welcoming Dr. Paul Meyer, UD alum and retired Director of the Morris Arboretum, as he highlights plant exploration trips he’s made over the past 40 years to Korea, China, Armenia and Georgia. Meyer will underscore the importance of plant exploration and plant diversity amidst the dual challenges of climate change and the appearance of new pests and diseases. Along with his extensive travels and plant collecting trips that yielded one of the finest horticulture collections in the world, Meyer guided the Arboretum’s evolution from a hidden gem to one of the region’s outstanding garden destinations and world-class horticultural institutions known for its collections, aesthetics, education, and research.

      After receiving his master’s degree from the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program, Paul Meyer joined the Arboretum in 1976 as Curator and Director of Horticulture, becoming its Director in 1991. Meyer’s many accolades include the 2018 Arthur Hoyt Scott Medal for outstanding national contributions to the science and art of gardening, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Award from the American Horticultural Society in 2014, the Wyck-Strickland Award in 2010, the Award of Merit from the American Public Gardens Associate in 2013, and the American Horticultural Society’s Great American Gardens Professional Award in 2002.

      Registration is highly recommended for all events to ensure a seat. To use our online form, visit our website: http://canr.udel.edu/udbg/. All events are held in Townsend Hall Commons unless otherwise noted. Cancellation Policy: UDBG reserves the right to cancel any program necessary. Refunds take approximately three to four weeks to process. There will be no refunds after a class or series begins. Payment will be refunded if cancellation is made 10 business days prior to class.

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