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JOHN J TYLER ARBORETUM
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C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C41 Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Botanical Organizations
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Tyler Arboretum's mission is to preserve, develop, and share our diverse horticultural, historical, and natural site resources in order to stimulate an understanding of the living world. Tyler Arboretum remains intact since its institutional founding in 1944, with its natural and historic resources protected for the public benefit. For almost half a century, tens of thousands of school children have learned about the environment and the importance of preserving plant and animal diversity. The Arboretum's natural areas, over 650 acres, continue to help protect the watershed for Ridley Creek, and the entire 650-acre parcel serves as a buffer for wildlife threatened by suburban development.
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Mr. Richard Colbert
Mr. Colbert has 27 years of progressive experience in public horticulture and has served as the Executive Director of Tyler Arboretum for the past 22 years. He received his B.S. in Agriculture, with an emphasis on plant science and ornamental horticulture, and M.B.A. from the University of Delaware. His current duties include overseeing management and operations. With the full support of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Colbert has led the efforts to develop Tyler's strategic master plan, incorporated best professional practices throughout the institution, and worked to insure the sustainability and advancement of the Arboretum as an acclaimed regional resource. Mr. Colbert has served as a Peer Reviewer for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, as a Board Member of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, and on the Arthur Hoyt Scott Medal Award Committee and The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Award Committee. His work has been recognized through honors such as the Award of Merit from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Outstanding Professional Member Award of the Middletown Township Business and Professional Association.
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