Remembering Former Faculty James Bartz and Harold Pellett

Harold Pellett

Professor Emeritus Harold M. Pellett, pictured right, passed away at age 76 on July 22, 2014. Professor Pellett was a member of the UMN Horticultural Science faculty for 30 years (1967-1997), where he led the cold-hardy landscape plant research program located at the Arboretum and Horticultural Research Center.

Jim BartzFormer Department Head James F. Bartz, pictured left, passed away on August 10, 2014 at age 84. After working as Director of Agriculture Research for Green Giant and Director of the Green Giant Home and Garden Centers, Bartz served as department head for the Department of Horticultural Science from 1982-1989. Bartz later went on to co-own Bartz Nursery in Ripon, Wisconsin.

The legacies of James Bartz and Harold Pellett will be remembered and celebrated by the department through the continuation of research initiatives begun under their tenure.

Memorial gifts in honor of Professors Pellett and Bartz may be arranged through donation to the Horticulture Service Fund. Contact Professor and Head Emily Hoover ( for additional information.


November 14, 2014

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