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Urban Forestry Consultants

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Urban Forestry Consultants

General Information

Morris Arboretum’s Urban Forestry Consultants are recognized tree care experts who provide tree-
related consulting services to a diversity of clients such as landscape architecture firms, educational institutions,
businesses, professional organizations, cemeteries, HOA’s and federal, state, and local governments.
The consulting team is thoroughly educated in tree biology and stays on the forefront of tree care theory and
technology. By combining state of the art diagnostic equipment with electronic information technologies such as
CAD and GIS, the Urban Forestry Consultants record, assess, and enumerate conditions to serve your natural
resource needs. We advise best management practices to care for, enhance, and budget for the health and
longevity of your trees and other natural resources.
Read more about the Urban Forestry department's role at the Morris Arboretum and University of Pennsylvania
in Seasons.

Learn About Our Services

Arboriculture Services
The Morris Arboretum’s Urban Forestry consultants provide services to municipalities and institutions mainly in
the Philadelphia tri-state area. The team consists of an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified
Master Arborist, an Urban Forestry Technician, and an Urban Forestry Fellow. The fees generated by the urban
forestry consulting team directly support Morris Arboretum’s mission of education, research, and outreach.
Please note that we do not work for individual residential clients unless an arborist requests our tree diagnostic
services to provide recommendations on specific trees. Residential clients with arboricultural needs can find a local
arborist through the ISA website.
Our services include (click heading for more information):

  • Tree Inventory & Assessment – Risk Management
  • Tree and Natural Resource Mapping
  • Tree Management Plans/EAB Plans
  • Specification/Ordinance Writing and Development
  • In-depth Tree Safety Inspection and Tree Diagnostics
  • Tree Protection during Construction/Development
  • Tree Valuation, Cost Estimation and Planning
  • Soil Testing
  • Workshops, Courses, Training
  • Expert Witness