Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Internship Program at Morris Arboretum



The Arboriculture Intern works alongside the 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.

Liam McTigue

Liam McTigue
2020-21 The Walter W. Root Endowed Arborist Intern

Duties and Responsibilities


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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Alerts & Updates

Due to the rain the Garden Railway trains cannot run today: Friday, June 11th.

Our system is having an issue recognizing memberships at this time. We are working as quickly as possible to resolve the issue.

Advance Tickets Required

All guests, including members, are required to reserve advance tickets for admission. Parking is included with your advance ticket.

Guests are not required to wear face coverings outdoors, but face coverings must always be worn indoors. The Visitor Center and Shop are temporarily closed.

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Unfortunately, Out on a Limb will be closed on Wednesday, January 29th through Friday, January 31, 2020 due to scheduled maintenance.

The Garden Railway will not be operational from 2:00 PM Friday (July 19) through the weekend (July 20-21). The trains will open for normal operation on Monday, July 22nd. Our Train Master reported that the trains will not operate in the excessive heat, citing electrical, track and rolling stock failures.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Garden Railway trains are not running Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th due to inclement weather.

Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.

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.