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Paul W. Meyer – A 43-Year Legacy

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aul W. Meyer, The F. Otto Haas Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum will retire from his position in spring 2019. This page captures memorable moments from Paul’s 43-year legacy. Enjoy photographs, interview excerpts, and an interactive timeline which highlight the many accomplishments from this extraordinary tenure. Be sure to register below to join us in bidding Paul farewell during a special public reception!

Paul W. Meyer Retirement Celebration

Please join us as we pay tribute to
Paul W. Meyer, The F. Otto Haas Executive Director,
upon his retirement from the Morris Arboretum.

A special program and reception will
take place to honor Paul's 43-year legacy
on Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 3:00-5:00pm
at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Cherokee Campus):
8000 Cherokee Street
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Advance Registration is required.

Help to ensure that Paul’s lifetime of work on behalf
of the Arboretum can be sustained in perpetuity.
Consider making a donation to the Arboretum in honor of Paul.

If you prefer to register by phone, please call Oanh Whalen
in the Development Office at 215-247-5777 ext. 131.


Highlights from Paul’s Tenure



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Tribute to Paul W. Meyer


Interviews with Paul W. Meyer

What started as a single plant exploration trip by Paul and several colleagues has led to an international collaboration that may well protect and preserve our landscapes for years to come.

Paul Meyer's sabbatical at the University of Edinburgh was the inspiration for the staff development program he established and, with his wife Debbie, have endowed over the years.

Paul Meyer describes the genesis for the Arboretum's internship program, which now serves as a national model.

Paul Meyer reflects on the emergence of a new idea in the Arboretum's stewardship thinking. Rather than focus on deferred maintenance, why not focus instead of historic preservation.

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