In honor of Jim Murray

In honor of Jay Klingel
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Tree species:
Tilia americana 'Redmund'
Common name:
American Linden 'Redmund'
Lower Lawn, Cocke Hall
Date planted:

J. James Murray, Jr. served the University and the Commonwealth in multiple roles spanning many decades. Jim started his service as a Professor of Biology beginning in the 1960's. He helped lead the revival of Blandy Experimental Farm and Orland E. White State Arboretum. Jim served as the director of the Mountain Lake Biological Station for many years. He was both member and chair of the Arboretum and Landscape Committee at the University of Virginia for over 30 years. Outside of the University, he helped found the Virginia Museum of Natural History and served for many years as a member of the museum's board of trustees. In 2014 he was recognized by the museum as a recipient of their Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Sciences. On Founder's Day 2016, the Arboretum and Landscape committee honored his 50+ years of service to the University, to the Grounds and field stations, and to the field of biology with a planting of an American Linden tree on the Lower Lawn.


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