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“People had never seen anybody like me before.”

paul-on-green-roof What an honor it’s been to accompany¬†Paul Meyer, the F. Otto Haas Director of the Morris Arboretum, in the Way Back Machine as he recalls memorable experiences throughout his 40-year tenure at the Arboretum.

As he reminisces, he embodies several roles: botanist-explorer, during the early years when he was Curator of Plants; fundraiser, after he accepted the job as Director; and visionary leader as he imagines the next phase in the Arboretum’s growth.

I was particularly enchanted by¬†his stories about plant exploration in China and South Korea. Listen and I bet you’ll see what I mean.