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Morris Arboretum Staff Selected as Scholarship Recipient by the International Dendrological Society

Morris Arboretum’s Propagation Intern, Emily Conn has been awarded a scholarship by the International Dendrological Society to study plants in their natural environment throughout Northwestern Germany, Southern Denmark, and the West Baltic Sea Islands. The tour will take place in May 2020. Here Emily is shown with Myrmecodia echinata at Morris Arboretum’s greenhouse. Photo by Eloise Gayer.

Emily Conn, Morris Arboretum’s Martha J. Wallace Plant Propagation Intern has been awarded a Bursary (scholarship) by the International Dendrological Society (IDS). The International Dendrological Society selects one Bursary recipient, a student of dendrology or full-time employee under 30 years of age, to join the IDS tour around the West Baltic Sea in May 2020. The bursary covers all expenses, including flights, food, and accommodations for the trip and this year the IDS committee actually selected two bursary students: Emily Conn from the Morris Arboretum, and a student from New Zealand. They will be joining a group of under 30 IDS members, led by a member of the IDS Tours Committee. IDS members are either knowledgeable amateurs, often with their own arboretum or park, or professionals responsible for arboreta and parks from all over the world. The tour begins and ends in Hamburg, and will visit botanic gardens, public and private arboreta, nurseries, and trees in their natural environment throughout Northwestern Germany, Southern Denmark, and the West Baltic Sea Islands. Emily’s responsibilities will be to assist with botanical and identification issues, and photograph and document the tour to be published in a report for the IDS Yearbook. The tour will last from May 7th-May 15th.