George Morris Botanist/Vegetation Specialist
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Mr. Morris joined Riverworks in November 2004. Mr. Morris oversees planting projects for Riverworks including riparian buffer, wetland and stormwater BMP in addition to assisting the construction site superintendents with soil bioengineering. He also oversees invasive plant species removal for various projects. Mr. Morris has an extensive background in horticulture and landscaping with native plant species.
Mr. Morris has over 35 years of experience in the environmental industry, including over 19 years with environmental restoration of native plant communities and over 20 years with removal of invasive species. Prior to working with Riverworks, Mr. Morris was an Environmental Scientist for an environmental restoration planting company where his primary responsibilities were oversight of installation of bioengineering and riparian buffer plantings for stream and wetland restorations, as well as design and installation of BMP’s and rain gardens. He also owned Landscape Sanctuaries, specializing in the use of native and aquatic species in landscape situations. Mr. Morris was also Superintendent of Grounds at Davidson College and oversaw the day to day maintenance of the college campus and athletic fields as well as the selection, planting, and accessioning of plants in the Davidson College Arboretum. Mr. Morris holds a B.S. in Agriculture and Plant Science from the University of Delaware. He is a certified NC Landscape Contractor, certified Stormwater BMP Inspection and Maintenance Professional and licensed NC Landscape and Aquatic Pesticide Applicator.
Mr. Morris serves on the board for the North Carolina Invasive Plant Council. He represents the landscape industry on the North Carolina Invasive Plant Council.