Dr. John A. Wott, former IPPS ER Secretary, Passes
We are saddened to share the news that Dr. John Wott, a life-time member, volunteer, and former staff member of the IPPS, passed away on August 28, 2021, at the age of 82.
Dr. Wott was the Eastern Region Secretary-Treasurer from 1971-77. In 1986 he began a 20-year tenure as International Secretary-Treasurer.
He was a member of both Eastern Region and Western Region through the years. As a volunteer, John served as International President in 1984. He was President of the IPPS Eastern Region in 1980-81.
Dr. Wott was a retired Professor Emeritus, Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington and former Washington Park Arboretum Director. Here is a wonderful memorial tribute from the University of Washington Botanic Gardens.