Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Urban Forestry


The Urban Forestry Intern will engage in urban forestry and natural resource management practices, assessments, programs and planning for public gardens, design firms, government agencies, educational and community organizations. The intern will also learn and teach stewardship concepts and practical applications through urban tree and natural resource management projects, as well as developing community partnership, vegetation analysis and management planning skills. This position is supported by the Martha S. Miller and Rusty Miller Endowment.

Emma Brown

Emma Brown
Martha S. Miller & Rusty Miller Endowed Urban Forestry Intern

Duties and Responsibilities


Work Environment

The Urban Forestry Intern is a team member with the Urban Forestry and Arboricultural Outreach Program. The intern has their own workstation in a shared office. The intern works both indoors and outdoors. Professional development is encouraged and supported.

Past Project Topics

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

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Alerts & Updates

Monday the Arboretum's driveway was repaved. Today it is still drying, parking is limited, but we are open!

The lower portion of the Rose Garden will be closed due to renovations to the turf after a long, hot, dry summer with record attendance. The top gate will be open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. While we will hope to reopen quickly, some variables are unpredictable. We look forward to welcoming visitors back on our newly restored Rose Garden turf soon.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.