Peter Del Tredici to Receive Veitch Memorial Medal

Peter Del Tredici (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture and senior research scientist at the Arnold Arboretum) will receive the Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society at the Chelsea Flower Show in London this spring. The award recognizes his outstanding and extensive work in botany and horticulture over the past forty years.
Del Tredici’s wide ranging interests include new plant introductions from China, the root systems of woody plants, the natural and cultural history of ginkgo and urban ecology and vegetation, a subject he explores in his recent book, Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide. He has lectured widely in North America and Europe and has authored more than 130 scientific and popular articles. Del Tredici joins the select company of five other Arboretum staff members who have received the Veitch Memorial Medal:  Founding Director Charles Sprague Sargent (1896), plant explorer and Keeper of the Arboretum Ernest Henry Wilson (1906), Propagator William H. Judd (1944), Horticulturist Donald Wyman (1968), and Curator and Horticultural Taxonomist Stephen A. Spongberg (1996).