Bickelhaupt Arb. now part of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

By Ronald Elardo

Clinton Iowa's Bickelhaupt Arboretum has been transferred into the ownership of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. The formal acceptance of this transfer was approved officially by the Board of Trustees of EICC on January 15, 2015. The Heartland Collection of conifers exists at Bickelhaupt and is another donation of conifers by Chub Harper; the other being the Harper Collection of Dwarf and Rare Conifers at Hidden Lake Gardens in Michigan. A full article of the transfer will appear in the Spring CONIFER QUARTERLY.