Georgetown University Rural Opportunity Initiative.

This week inventor Bill Brown will be pitching the TreePans business model to a group of venture capitalists, currently unfamiliar with Iowa investment opportunities. There will be 10-20 individual investors in attendance at this year’s ROI (rural opportunity initiative) to learn more about agriculture startups throughout the state and investment opportunities big and small.   …

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October is NeighborWoods Month!

When most people think about October they think fall colors, Halloween, football games and pumpkin-spiced EVERYTHING. However, for those of us who have spent the last few months in our gardens, on mowers, or perfecting the landscape of our properties, we recognize October as the perfect time for tree planting! NeighborWoods¬ģ Month is an annual …

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An Updated Solution to an Age Old Issue

Tree Guard by TreePans: Until¬†the last¬†decade or two, trees big and small¬†have had to fend for themselves. Warding off pests, rodents, humans, and fast whipping mechanical death machines….. otherwise known as weed whippers and lawn mowers. ¬† At some point people get tired of losing their trees,¬†I imagine the conversation went something like….¬† “hey, maybe …

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Corpse Flower – Amorphophallus Titanum

Our state capitol of¬†Des Moines, IA¬†is getting a little more attention than usual this week. Aside from state baseball, there is a lot of buzz revolving around a certain plant which is ready to bloom any day now!¬† ¬† The¬†Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden¬†is expecting their Titan Arum (corpse flower)¬†to bloom at ANY MOMENT! With …

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Joining Forces – Working Together to Plant and Save MORE TREES!

One of the great things about being a small / family run business, is that there is minimal¬†red tape. I have worked for large corporations where it is impossible to get things done, EVEN NO COST INITIATIVES¬†like volunteering!¬†¬†We are grateful for the opportunity to be able to work with who¬†we want, when¬†we want;¬†and to be …

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What People Don’t Know About Tree Guards

It pains me;¬†I ¬†honestly squirm in my seat when driving through¬†a commercial or residential development and see newly planted trees wrapped in white plastic tubes. These tubes¬†have¬†generously been gifted with the¬†term tree guard. What is this tubing you ask: A white piece of plastic¬†tubing is cut to length of the tree being transplanted¬†and next cut …

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