In Bernheim’s 90 year history there have been many people whose giant contributions have made this arboretum and research forest possible. Without doubt, Isaac W. Bernheim was foremost in that group but he was far from alone. Most of the other names are not familiar to Bernheim visitors but their vision and efforts have been key in making this forest sanctuary available to us all. It is appropriate that we look back at some of those giant contributions. This is a second in a series of posts that hopes to highlight those efforts. Click here to read part 1 and part 3.
Robert Paul stands alone as the single individual who did the most to ensure that the vision of a Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest came to fruition. Without his faithful and expert leadership, it is unlikely that there would have ever been a 90th Anniversary to celebrate or a forest of any sort worth a visit.