Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Arboriculture

Description

The Arboriculture Intern works alongside the Chief Arborist in maintaining and caring for the trees on the Morris Arboretum's 167 acres. The intern participates in all aspects of tree care management, including tree pruning, hazard inspection, tree support systems and integrated pest management. The intern will learn to teach climbing techniques and basic arboriculture concepts by assisting with arborist training for tree care professionals and climbing enthusiasts. The Arboriculture Internship is physically demanding and involves climbing and working in trees at heights in excess 60-80 ft. This position is supported by the Walter W. Root Memorial Arborist Internship Endowment.

Rachel Brudzinski

Rachel Brudzinski
2013-14 Walter W. Root Endowed Arborist Intern


Duties and Responsibilities


Qualifications/Requirements


Work Environment

The Arboriculture Intern works with the Arborist team, specifically the Chief Arborist. Safety-conscious techniques are emphasized, and recent innovations in climbing and rigging are demonstrated and put into practice. Other opportunities include attendance at the International Society of Arboriculture Conference and outreach activities including workshops and off-site consulting.


Past Project Topics

Click here to read the 2011-2012 Arboriculture Intern Report.
Click here to read the 2010-2011 Arboriculture Intern Report.

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