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Arboretum Arboriculture Team Members

Urban Forestry Team Members

The Morris Arboretum's Urban Forestry Consulting team includes both nationally and regionally recognized experts in tree care.


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Jason Lubar, Associate Director of Urban Forestry

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist, ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, ISA Qualified Tree and Plant Appraiser, American Society of Consulting Arborist (ASCA) member


Mr. Lubar has been a part of the Morris Arboretum's Urban Forestry Consultants for over two decades. Jason is a Penn-Del ISA Chapter Board Member and serves on various committees. He is on the Executive Board and is treasurer of TreePennsylvania a.k.a. Pennsylvania’s Urban and Community Forestry Council, is a project team member of Philly Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forest Strategic Plan, and an Urban Tree Growth and Longevity Working Group member. He provides professional training classes and workshops in arboriculture and urban forestry theory and practice, and presents at local and international tree and landscape-related conferences.

Contact Jason Lubar at 215.247.5777 x189 or lubar@upenn.edu


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Michael LaMana, Associate Director of Arboriculture Outreach

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist, ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) Registered Consulting Arborist, NJ (LTE) Licensed Tree Expert and Society of American Foresters (SAF) Certified Forester

Mr. LaMana has over 25 years of experience in arboriculture, landscape construction oversite, and traditional forestry, with more than 20 years of arbor-consulting experience in the northeastern states. In 2003 he founded Heartwood Consulting Services emphasizing urban forestry and arboriculture and has authored hundreds of management plans and technical & forensic reports. Mr. LaMana has been qualified as an expert witness in PA, NJ, NY, and CT and has been through numerous depositions and trials. Mike holds a B.S. in forestry from Rutgers University and a M.S. degree in entomology from Oregon State University. He has served as a Director of the American Society of Consulting Arborists, and as Chair of the NJ Division of the Society of American Foresters. Michael’s professional footprint spans a spectrum between arboriculture and woodland forestry.

Contact Mike LaMana at 215.247.5777 x144 or mlamana@upenn.edu


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Scott Todd, Urban Forestry Technician

ISA Certified Arborist (PD-2675A), American Public Gardens Association (APGA) member, International Dendrology Society (IDS) member.

Scott Todd is a licensed professional landscape architect, registered in PA since 1990. He has worked across a wide variety of sectors and has extensive experience applying geospatial technologies to landscape architecture, facilities management, global health and non-profit consulting in general. Scott earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Utah State University (1986) and a Master of Arts in Geography & Urban Studies from Temple University (1996). He has planned, designed and managed many land development projects in the Philadelphia region, and has provided Geographic Information Systems (GIS) training and implementation consulting to local, State and Federal agencies and other clients. His primary focus with Urban Forestry is to provide technical assistance in CAD and GIS technologies for university, arboretum and other consulting programs and projects.

Contact Scott Todd at 215.247.5777 x149 or satodd@upenn.edu


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Eugenia Warnock, Martha S. Miller Endowed Urban Forestry Intern

Eugenia grew up in the Philadelphia area and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Her first professional career in Development and Fundraising included working for the University of Pennsylvania, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and Carnegie Mellon University. Four years ago, she left Development and returned to Penn for a Master of Environmental Studies, focusing on Urban Forestry. One of her areas of interest is the role Urban Forestry and green infrastructure play in storm/wastewater management. She completed the yearlong Wastewater Operations Certification Training Program and was awarded an internship with the Borough of Conshohocken Authority, an opportunity which gave her firsthand experience about storm/wastewater management.

Eugenia works with the Urban Forestry team to consult and assess tree health, assist with the development of reports, tree policies & standards and research as part of Urban Forestry’s impact on multiple issues. This position is supported by the Martha S. Miller & Rusty Miller Endowment.


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Urban Forestry Team

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Urban Forestry Consultants diagnose problematic tree health and safety conditions by using the most up-to-date specialty tools such as a mechanical recording resistance drill.


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Alerts & Updates

The Cafe is closed today, October 10th.

The Garden Railway will not run in the rain. If the rain subsides it will start running around noon today, October 10th.

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

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.

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