Second Sunday Garden Forum | The University of Iowa's Trees | Project GREEN and ICPL

Andrew Dahl, the University of Iowa Urban Forestry Supervisor and Campus Arborist, will give a visual survey and commentary on the most notable of the 8,000 trees / 320 species of trees on the UI properties. Of note are two Conifer Reference Gardens as recognized by the American Conifer Society and a Literary Grove featuring trees with connections to famous authors at the Writers Workshop. In addition, the campus boasts a Querceretum (oak collection), and extensive collections of ginkgoes and several Iowa State Champion Trees. Andrew has been the campus arborist at the U of I for the past 22 years. During that time, the University achieved Tree Campus USA designation and most recently became an accredited arboretum through ArbNet.

Andrew has received the award of Urban Forestry Professional of the year by both the Iowa Urban Forestry Council and the International Society of Arboriculture, and an Award of Merit by the Midwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. Andrew says when he isn’t busy working at the University arboretum, he’s dragging his family to other arboretums. He loves “neat trees” and talking trees to like-minded enthusiasts. As a special bonus and added incentive to attend, Andrew is donating a very special burr oak seedling (an offspring of THAT TREE ( ) to be given away at this event as a door prize.

The Second Sunday Garden Forums are cosponsored by Project GREEN and the Iowa City Public Library. The events are free and open to the public.

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