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The Iowa Urban Tree Council (IUTC) is a volunteer council that works to advance the conservation and maintenance of urban forests throughout Iowa. The Council provides assistance and advice to the state urban and community forestry program, administered by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). We work in partnership with all sectors to address local urban forestry issues by bringing together professionals, academics, government, industry, volunteers and the general public.
DefinitionUrban and Community Forestry has been defined by the Iowa Urban Tree Council (IUTC) as the planning, planting, and maintenance of trees and forest ecosystems within Iowa communities.
Mission StatementRecognizing that trees and forest ecosystems are vital components of Iowa communities, the mission of the Iowa Urban Tree Council is to provide guidance, leadership, and assistance to public officials, professionals, volunteers, and organizations in implementing urban forestry solutions.
Outstanding Professional: Cheryl Bruene, Tama County Extension
Outstanding Community Organization: Oelwein Tree Board
Outstanding Council members: David Jahn & todd reese
Outstanding Volunteers: Jim Keller & Bob Sartor
Outstanding Youth Project/Program: Optimist Club of Treynor & Sue Green & Jim Newcomb
Outstanding Professional: Sherman Nelson & Rae Lynn Schepers
Outstanding Community Organization: Norwalk volunteers Richard & Cynde Schreiber and Derek Mckay for Brownie Park Gardens and Magnolia Arboretum
Non-profit 501(c)(3)In 2013 the Iowa Urban and Community Forestry Council became a non-profit. With our new status we have had a name change and are now the Iowa Urban Tree Council. This process was done so the council could become more active in advancing urban forestry throughout iowa. With the council's 501(c)(3) status it can now accept donations.
If you would like to support the iowa urban tree council's mission please send your donation, made out to the iowa urban tree council, to:
Kevin ConnWest Des Moines Parks and RecreationPO Box 65320West Des Moines, Ia 50265-0320
If you have any questions about donations, please contact the council's treasurer:Zac Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton Ender - President
Alex Buhmeyer - Vice President
Zac Hall - Treasurerzac.email@example.com
Vacant - Secretary
Heath Ellis - Past Presidenthellis@pleasanthilliowa.org