Thursday, November 14, 2019

For years, the European Larch on the University of Iowa Pentacrest provided shade and a place for children to play on its unique low-hanging branches. When winds from a thunderstorm claimed the beloved tree in September, many were upset by the loss. Although it can never be replaced, a new European Larch is taking the place of where the tree once stood. Andy Dahl, arborist for the UI, began searching for a new European Larch after the original was removed, and finally found two at a nursery in the Chicago area. Dahl said the new tree, standing around 20-feet tall and estimated to be around 15 years old, was chosen for the way its low-hanging branches are similar to the look of its predecessor.