2013 Annual Report

2013 was an import year for the Iowa Arboretum. A Strategic Plan was created to give the Iowa Arboretum new direction. Three goals were adopted by the Board of Directors: Improve Systems; Develop a plan for Hiring a Master Plan Company; and Establish Financial Stability for the Iowa Arboretum. The Board, staff and volunteers focused on bringing stability to the Arboretum while building a good foundation for future growth.

To read more information about the highlights from the 2013 Annual Report click here.

Learn more about Emerald Ash Bore

Here is some links compiled about Emerald Ash Bore and how to identify it from Iowa State University Extension Outreach Program and Iowa Tree Pests.

Additionally, if you are thinking you need to hire a Tree Care consultant this is a good article that describes what you should do to protect yourself and property as well as suggestions when hiring individuals or companies.

The following information has been compiled by the Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University for information about what are good replacement trees for shade and small stature Ash trees.

2014 Make My Non-Profit Run Better $10,000 Winner

The Iowa Arboretum was selected as $10,000 winner of 2014 Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest

DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 22) – After more than 58,000 online votes were cast, the Iowa Arboretum was announced as the $10,000 winner of the 9th annual Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest.

Officials from Premier, a leading provider of copiers, printers, networks, managed print services and pure drinking water systems, announced on WOI-TV this morning that the Iowa Arboretum will receive the $10,000 prize toward office technology.

“It is a great day for the Iowa Arboretum,” said Mark Schneider, executive director. “We are delighted about winning new technology and having the opportunity to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of daily operations.”

The Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest was established by RK Dixon nine years ago to give non-profits a chance to win free office equipment and technology solutions to help them run better.

RK Dixon and Premier representatives will visit the 15 prize winners in the upcoming weeks to assess technological needs, and install equipment to fulfill each organization’s office and technology needs. For a full list of winners, please visit www.MMNPRB.com.

“This contest is really exciting for us. It is such an amazing way to give back to local non-profits and thank them for what they do,” said Bryan Dixon, president and CEO of RK Dixon. “The organizations involved and the public really stepped up in promoting the contest to generate online votes. The most fulfilling part of this contest though, is how these makeovers allow non-profits to improve their day-to-day functions, run more efficiently and better serve those who use their services.”

Thank you for supporting the Iowa Arboretum.  To read the full press Release see below and to see a full list of the winners click here: