About Us

Irmo Arbor Day Committee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to community improvement. IADC works with schools, churches, state and local representatives, nonprofits, businesses, and countless residents to beautify the Greater Irmo area. 

Our Story

Jake Moore introduced the idea for a local Arbor Day committee after discovering a developer had clear-cut a piece of land with no clear plans for future landscaping or tree plantings.  After assessing the situation, he determined that the clear-cutting would have deeper consequences than being aesthetically unappealing. Moore noticed that the clear-cutting had created an eyesore, to the detriment of surrounding property and home values.  The barren area also posed a threat to the immediate community, as crime rates are higher in areas of disrepair in comparison to properties that are well-maintained.  After his discovery, Moore made it his mission to improve the site’s appearance. The seemingly endless strip of orange dirt, in contrast to the colorful neighboring businesses, was an eyesore. Besides being an eyesore, Moore knew the clear cutting would also have a negative impact on the environment, the wildlife, and residents in the area.  With this in mind, Moore approached Irmo Town Council with a plan to beautify and restore the site. Motivated by a desire to give back to his community, he successfully persuaded Council to vote for an Arbor Day Committee, funded with $1,000. In 2003, the Irmo Arbor Day Committee was officially established to maximize what could be made possible by the community.