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.
In 2019, Bernheim celebrates 90 years of connecting people with nature. At over 25 square miles, Bernheim is the largest privately held forest dedicated to conservation and education in the region. Our arboretum is home to plant collections of over 8,000 varieties, public art, and educational programming for thousands of students. Our pristine forest hosts hikers and outdoor adventures alongside research and conservation projects which will serve to protect the environment for future generations.
As a 100% member and donor supported organization, we could not fulfill this important mission without you. We hope you’ll continue to support our efforts throughout the next 90 years. Join or donate by clicking here.