Roy Sachs

Michael Mace
Thu, 31 May 2012 20:18:06 PDT
Fourteen grandchildren.  Good for you, Roy!

I was interested to read that he was a longtime professor of landscape
horticulture.  Roy could have used his credentials to intimidate amateurs
like me, but I don't think he ever even mentioned them.

Roy helped out generously when we were lobbying the US government not to ban
imports of Alstroemeria aurea.  He was very skeptical that the government
would listen, but he went ahead and submitted information documenting his
experience growing and selling the species for years.  His information was
critical in showing the government that the species was already well
established in the country, and not as much of a problem as they thought.

Thanks, Roy!

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