The Run for the Trees is Saturday, April 28, at 9 a.m. Join the Iowa Arboretum for a beautiful scenic 5k or 1-mile Family Walk/Run on our trails. A fun variety of Arbor Day activities will follow the race.


The Arbor Day Celebration, with tree planting and kids’ tree climbing will run from 10 a.m.-noon. A tree planting ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. with guest, Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State University president. Children are invited to put on a harness and helmet and climb a tree (guided by Iowa Arborist Association members). Smokey the Bear will even make a guest appearance!