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Consistent watering essential for new trees this fall

Consistent watering essential for new trees this fall

  • 10/17/2023 11:50:00 AM
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Fall is usually a good time to plant trees with mild temperatures and adequate ground moisture. With drought conditions across Iowa this fall, watering newly planted trees on a regular schedule through the 2024 growing season is essential for a strong start and healthy life.
Fall is a great time to plant shade trees

Fall is a great time to plant shade trees

  • 10/18/2022 1:21:00 PM
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It’s not too late to plant some varieties of shade trees before winter sets in. Fall is an ideal time to plant new trees with mild temperatures and adequate ground moisture.
Fall is a great time to plant shade trees

Fall is a great time to plant shade trees

  • 10/26/2021 4:02:00 PM
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It’s not too late to plant some varieties of shade trees before winter sets in. Fall is an ideal time to plant new trees with mild temperatures and adequate ground moisture.
Derecho Community Forestry Grant Program

Derecho Community Forestry Grant Program

  • 7/26/2021 4:38:00 PM
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The Iowa Legislature appropriated state infrastructure funds to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to be used for a community-based tree planting program for derecho recovery.
New DNR Video Helps Iowans Correctly Plant Trees

New DNR Video Helps Iowans Correctly Plant Trees

  • 4/26/2021 10:14:00 AM
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DES MOINES - April is Arbor Month and a new five-minute video produced by the Iowa DNR aims to help residents learn to properly plant trees and avoid very common mistakes - vital to the longevity of new plantings.
Operation ReLeaf tree distribution events planned through mid-October

Operation ReLeaf tree distribution events planned through mid-October

  • 9/26/2017 11:54:00 AM
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A popular program offering landscape-quality trees at a deep discount to Alliant Energy customers will be held at six locations across Iowa this fall. Residential tree distributions will be held in Buena Vista, Fayette, Lee, Linn, Lucas and Story counties this September and October.
Grant Applications Available Now for School and Community Tree Planting

Grant Applications Available Now for School and Community Tree Planting

  • 6/7/2016 2:01:00 PM
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Trees For Kids grant applications are now available for the fall 2016 grant cycle. The Trees For Kids grant program is designed to provide hands-on educational opportunities for Iowa youth by planting trees on school grounds and other public places. 
Celebrate Spring by Planting Trees

Celebrate Spring by Planting Trees

  • 5/3/2016 1:30:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- The DNR State Forest Nursery is helping Iowans plant more trees this spring by offering an extra 100 seedlings to each Create-a-Packet purchased between now and May 13, while supplies last.
Spring Tree Planting - Think Before You Plant

Spring Tree Planting - Think Before You Plant

  • 5/3/2016 1:14:00 PM
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DES MOINES – Given the continuing impact of EAB on Iowa’s ash trees, homeowners and communities need to think twice about their tree selections before planting this spring.
DNR to Plant 69,000+ Trees Thanks to Arbor Day Foundation

DNR to Plant 69,000+ Trees Thanks to Arbor Day Foundation

  • 1/12/2016 10:18:00 AM
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The Arbor Day Foundation recently partnered and through its members provided funding to the DNR’s Forestry Bureau to plant 69,600 trees on Iowa’s State Forest Land in 2016. Bare root tree seedlings will be planted by hand and by machine to reforest and improve diversity on 170 acres of Iowa public forest land.
Fastest Forest: 5 Quick-Growing Trees to Plant

Fastest Forest: 5 Quick-Growing Trees to Plant

  • 10/30/2015 4:47:00 AM
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If you’re the type that likes quick results, watching a tree grow might seem painfully slow. But that’s no reason not to plant trees this fall, especially with these quick-growing varieties.