Silver Medal Award: Forrest E. Bump
|Forrest E. Bump|
Your keen interest, knowledge and leadership have greatly benefited the American Rhododendron Society and its members. You have stimulated formation of chapters, supported their activities, and recruited new members. You have led study groups, chapter meetings, and other horticultural gatherings. You have supported efforts to open rhododendron gardens to the public. You have traveled to the heartland of the genus Rhododendron , generously shared your choice plants and cuttings, written excellent articles about rhododendrons, and elevated interest in rhododendrons wherever you have gone. For these exceptional contributions the American Rhododendron Society is proud to award the Silver Medal to Forrest E. Bump, M.D. April 28, 2001.