Friends of Maxwell Arboretum

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Friends of Maxwell Arboretum

Board of Directors

Executive Committee:
Ted Hartung, Pres.
Bud Dasenbrock, Vice Pres.
Irv Omtvedt, Treas.
Emily Levine, Sec'y

At Large:
Eric Berg
Mark Canney
Justin Evertson
Lois Mayo
Kim Todd

IANR Representative:
Ron Yoder

Ex Officio:
Eileen Bergt
Emily Casper
Jeff Culbertson

Interpretation is an important part of any arboretum. Like an outdoor museum, Maxwell Arboretum needs good identifying signage for its specimens. The Friends of Maxwell Arboretum provides funds to UNL's Landscape Services Department to pay for new signs for plants and to replace old, damaged signage.


FOMA Bylaws state:


The purpose of FOMA is to serve in advocacy role by providing input and financial support for the maintenance and development of the Maxwell Arboretum, located on East Campus of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln as an affiliate site of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. The Friends will advocate for the role of Maxwell Arboretum in education, research and outreach.



Help ensure Maxwell Arboretum's continued growth in the 21st century by joining the Friends of Maxwell Arboretum (FOMA) in our mission to serve in an advocacy role providing input and financial support for the management and development of Maxwell Arboretum as an education, research, and outreach resource. FOMA has rededicated itself to this mission and is taking our commitment to a higher level of participation in support of the Arboretum. We believe this is necessary to ensure its long-term viability for the future. We invite you to be a part of this exciting effort by becoming a Charter Member of the Friends of Maxwell Arboretum. In so doing, you get the benefit of knowing that you will

  • Help preserve one of Nebraska's premier arboretums
  • Keep Maxwell Arboretum's education and research mission vibrant
  • Protect one of Lincoln's best mid-city green spaces
  • Participate in the development of new plans and policies for the Arboretum

Download and print the membership form:



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