How are dogs and trees alike? Bark if you know the answer. It’s time for our annual day designed for dogs and their people. The program includes agility demos, ask the vet, ask the behaviorist, sniff and search, door prizes, cat jokes, and lots of wags and smiles. This fundraiser is designated for a pooch post (waste bag dispenser) at the Arboretum. All dogs must be on a leash and you must present shot records.
Fee: $6 per dog for members and $7 per dog for non-members
EAB, Emerald Ash Borer is devastating trees in Iowa parks, woodlands and backyards. Come learn from experts about the insect, vulnerable trees and strategies for protection, treatment and replacement. Our panel of presenters from agriculture, entomology and horticulture will be anchored by Emma Hanigan, Urban Forestry Coordinator Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Brandt Jelken from CopperTree Consulting and Dr. Donald Lewis, ISU Extension Specialist in Entomology. Bring your curiosity, concerns, stories and questions. Class time includes a short walk on the Arboretum grounds.
Fee: $10 for members and $15 for non-members
As the sun sets over the Iowa Arboretum… the Halloween Ar “Boo” Scare event begins. Darkness, sounds of time past and hidden surprises set the stage for Halloween night. Walk the “No Return Hidden Trail” and ride the “Hayride to the Valley of Darkness.” Bring a flashlight, wear a costume and enjoy the cool night air. Look for carved pumpkins, scare crows and lots of treats and treasures at this night event.