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Iowa Urban Tree Council Luncheon

April 12 @ 10:00 am 2:30 pm

Each spring the Iowa Urban Tree Council recognizes exceptional individuals and organizations for their work in urban forestry. Individuals, groups of people and organizations do an outstanding job across the state in planting and caring for trees within our communities. The 2023 event is themed Young Tree Care and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Richard Hauer.

Dr. Richard Hauer

Richard Hauer is the Director of Urban Forestry at CNUC and a Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point teaching courses in urban forestry, nursery management, woody plants, dendrology, and introduction to forestry. He received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, M.S. from the University of Illinois, and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Rich has conducted research in tree biology, urban forest management, emerald ash borer management, trees and construction, tree risk management, and ice storms. He was honored as the 2018 L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research. He has published over 190 publications and presented over 480 talks throughout the world. Dr. Hauer is also an Associate Editor of the Journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greenspaces.


Gina Buelow



FFA Enrichment Center

1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, 50023 United States
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