FS-008: Morris Arboretum: Blending a Grand Historic Landscape with Sustainable Design Initiatives

Start Date
10/19/2018
End Date
10/19/2018
Description
Explore the 166-acre Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, located in Chestnut Hill along Wissahickon Creek. You will experience the beauty of a grand historic estate, outstanding plant collections, Victorian fernery, unique structures/features (Out on a Limb tree canopy walk), and sustainable initiatives, including porous paving, green roofs, and geothermal wells.
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Historic Preservation
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
4.25
Learning Outcomes
1. Understanding of sustainable initiatives and practices employed by the Arboretum at Bloomfield Farm’s Horticultural Center- LEED Platinum building. Green strategies incorporate Best Management Practices and Exhibits to attract new audiences. 2. Understanding and appreciation of the Wissahickon Valley and how the public garden provides connections between the built and natural world in the most unique urban natural park of Eastern USA. 3. Understand the arboretum’s commitment to stewardship: Stormwater management BMPs demonstrated by a porous visitor parking lot, sensitive site development of the Out on a Limb – Tree Canopy Walk exhibit. 4. Understanding and appreciation of how a unique, nationally important collection of 13,000 trees and shrubs is integrated with one of the nation’s preeminent historic gardens representing late Victorian eclectic landscapes.
Instructors
Barry W.. Jeffries, ASLA; Ed Landau, ASLA; Paul Meyer; Jacov Yaki. Miodovnik, ASLA; Carol L.. Franklin, FASLA
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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