Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Plant Propagation

Description

The Plant Propagation Internship covers the whole range of traditional plant propagation skills and production schemes. The intern receives hands-on training in field nursery management, management of the Arboretum's state-of-the art greenhouses, and maintenance of the Victorian Fernery. Emphasis is placed on the refinement of skills and developing the protocols for the propagation of a wide range of plants, with a concentration on woody plants.

Laura Sweeney

Laura Sweeney
2013-14 Martha J. Wallace Endowed Plant Propegation Intern


Duties and Responsibilities


Qualifications/Requirements


Work Environment

A typical day begins with checking environmental data reports on the computer, watering in the glasshouses and outdoor areas, and preparing for the volunteers. The propagation and management calendars are consulted for scheduled activities. As the calendar progresses, these can range from covering outside hoop houses with plastic for the winter, grafting witchhazels, planting in the nursery, taking holly cuttings, weeding pots, researching protocol for the seed propagation of newly wild-collected seed, or releasing beneficial insects as part of the IPM program.


Past Project Topics

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

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