IAA News & Announcements

President’s Message: From Stephen Carlson January 2023

Hi Tree People! I’m full of gratitude for the honor of serving the Iowa Arborist Association in the role of President. The experience has exceeded my expectations in the best ways. If you’ve ever considered getting more involved in IAA you should definitely do that this year. Remember that voting is ...

Tour de Tree 2022 Photos

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Tree FUND | Tour des Trees 2022: I Wanna Iowa!

By: Mike Cimprich, NE Representative, Iowa Arborist Association   I have been a cyclist at some level or another my entire life.  Whether I was riding to school, down the street to a friends’ or across town to the local swimming pool that had a high-dive board.  More recently in my adult life, ...

Wood Decay Fungi – Book Review

Wood Decay Fungi Common to the Northeast and Central United States, 2nd Edition Christopher J. Luley, Ph.D (August 2022) and available now at the ISA book store. ISBN 978-0-9767129-3-0 Most arborists may recognize the name Christopher Luley, after all, he has been a regular contributor to both Tree ...

The TreeHuggers

Written by: Scott Carlson The March 1st ,2021 TCI Magazine was the women’s issue. I read about Dawna, a lady who had had faced the challenges of the times. “Stepping away from my full-time massage-therapy career of 19 years due to restrictions related to COVID-19, I volunteered to work with our ...

2022 ArborMaster Climbing Kit Prize Package

The Iowa Arborist Association is pleased to announce the 2022 ArborMaster Climbing Kit Prize Package for the Tree Climbing Champion (TCC), held in conjunction with the chapter’s 2022 Tree Climbing Championship (TCC) event. This climbing kit is being offered to each chapter champion (both man and ...

Iowa Arborist association is excited to announce our 16th Annual Tree Climbing Championship!

Iowa Arborist association is excited to announce our 16th Annual Tree Climbing Championship!  The event will be held on May 28th at Duck Creek Park at 3300 E. Locust St. in Davenport again this year.  Watch this web site and https://www.facebook.com/IowaTCC/  for more details as they are announced. ...

President’s Message: From Emma Hanigan November 2021

Happy Thanksgiving from the IAA. I have so much to be thankful about this year.  I wanted to send a note just saying how thankful I am to be an arborist in Iowa and to our amazing Iowa Arborists Association members. Here is a quick recap of our fall and what is to come this winter. We had a ground ...

September Iowa Tree Climbers Competition in Davenport was a Success!

The September Iowa Tree Climbers Competition in Davenport was a success. Thank you to all the volunteers, climbers, the City of Davenport and Advantage Tree Service . Congratulations to this year’s winner Tom Schumacher. ...

ArborMaster – TCC Climbing Kit Prize Package 2021

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Presidents Message: From Emma Hanigan 2021

What a year it has been. I have never been more proud to say I am an arborist in Iowa.  This has been a busy and trying year for so many of us. Iowans really saw the great need for our profession.  As some transitioned home the trees in their yard became much more than before, their yard trees ...

TREE Press November 2020

November 2020 “The oak’s distinction is its insistence and its flexibility. It specializes in not specializing.” – Logan, William Bryant in Oak: The Frame of Civilization Visit Our Website Building Sustainability: The 2020 Year-End Appeal As a Vice President for Bartlett Tree Experts, I’m ...

TRAQ Program was a Success

We had a very successful TRAQ program this week.  All attendees were masked and socially distance in tact.  We look forward in having another program in spring of 2021. The board would like to thank Jim Flott for an excellent program conducted.   We look forward in Todd Kramer coming to Grinnell for ...

ArborMaster – TCC Climbing Kit Prize Package 2020

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Presidents Message: From Bill M. Reese II 2019

Wow, this year is rapidly flying by. I can’t believe it is already the middle of October my favorite season. I am realizing with all the rain we have had this year I have no hope of getting caught up on personal out door projects. However looking back to last February we have accomplished so ...

International Tree Climbing Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee

The IAA this proud to announce that for the second year in a row Iowa’s Tree climbing champions competed in the International Tree Climbing Competition in Knoxville Tennessee. This year’s champions, Ashley Whittlesy and Josh Hodson were each awarded a $1000.00 Dollar sponsorship which included their ...

Find out about Mark Rouw’s passion for finding and measuring large trees in Iowa

Read Scott Carlson’s interview with Mark Rouw: Iowa is home to some very large trees. One Des Moines man equipped with precision instruments, and a selfless passion painstakingly documents these giants. Not only does Mark Rouw humbly volunteer a lot of his time for this worthy cause, he ...

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