Articles from May 2022

A bee on a flower featuring the Bee Campus USA badge

UI officially named Bee Campus USA

The native pollinator population is vital to the function of our native ecosystem and the vegetation and wildlife within it.To help prevent further decline, the University of Iowa has committed to protecting our native pollinator population through becoming a Bee Campus USA affiliate.
Hundreds of people turned out to listen to speakers and witness the planting of the Anne Frank Tree sapling grown from the chestnut tree behind where Anne Frank and her family hid during World War II. Photo by Tim Schoon

Iowa celebrates planting of Anne Frank tree on Pentacrest

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
On Friday, April 29, the University of Iowa became the 13th location in the United States to plant a sapling grown from the chestnut tree that symbolized hope for Anne Frank as she hid from the Nazis during World War II.
A landscape services employee in a bright yellow shirt standing in front of a woodchip pile approximately 10 feet high

Repurposing trees lost to the Emerald Ash Borer and Derecho

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
When trees were removed from campus as a result of the Emerald Ash Borer and the derecho wind storm, Landscape Services faced a decision: dispose of the excess material at a cost, or find a way for the material to benefit the university. Using the felled trees to create mulch resulted in cost savings of approximately $18,000 for our Landscape Services team and the university. It will provide two-years-worth of mulch for the campus.