Silver Medal: George Keen McLellan
|George K. McLellan|
You have served as an American Rhododendron Society chapter president, director, and committee chair; put on meetings, given talks and slide shows, written newsletter and Journal articles with photos and had garden tours.
More importantly you have taken on the long-term project of locating Eastern North American native azalea species and forms, and documenting and photographing them in their natural habitats. You have traveled from New England to Florida, along the coast and in the mountains, in often difficult locations. You have led many tours and described these plants through talks, written articles, photos, and personal interaction thus rekindling and enhancing interest in and preservation of these rhododendron species here and throughout the world.
For your exceptional service and major accomplishments, the American Rhododendron Society is pleased to present the Silver Medal to George Keen McLellan. April 14, 2007, San Francisco, California.