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Iowa urban tree identification guide

Iowa urban tree identification guide

  • 4/25/2024 1:35:00 PM
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These are the trees in our neighborhoods, the trees that you see each day! Know what to look for to better ID the trees around you.
Public invited to field day highlighting forest management

Public invited to field day highlighting forest management

  • 4/23/2024 11:34:00 AM
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FAYETTE, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Iowa State University Extension will be showcasing various forestry practices at Volga River State Recreation Area as part of a public field day, on May 21
Iowa conifers struggling with winter burn

Iowa conifers struggling with winter burn

  • 4/9/2024 12:43:00 PM
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Iowa Department of Natural Resource (DNR) foresters are receiving reports of moderate to severe winter burn damage to arborvitae and white pine trees across Iowa.
Discounted trees available at distribution events this fall

Discounted trees available at distribution events this fall

  • 9/19/2023 1:58:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), through a partnership with the USDA Forest Service, is offering a mixture of hardwoods, low-growing ornamental and evergreen tree species for $25 each. 
Order Your Fall Seedlings Today

Order Your Fall Seedlings Today

  • 9/1/2023 3:24:00 PM
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The State Forest Nursery online store opens today for fall 2023 and spring 2024 seedling orders.
Big Creek Wildlife Area is hidden in plain sight

Big Creek Wildlife Area is hidden in plain sight

  • 8/9/2023 7:30:00 AM
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Often overlooked for its similarly named state park or mistaken for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sprawling Saylorville Wildlife Area, Big Creek Wildlife Area is roughly 3,100-acre, one stop outdoor shop just 10 minutes from Ankeny.
Iowa State Forest Nursery End of Season Sale

Iowa State Forest Nursery End of Season Sale

  • 5/8/2023 3:08:00 PM
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All remaining State Forest Nursery seedlings are 30 percent off until May 26. Choose from a variety of hardwoods, shrubs and conifers. Some varieties have limited supplies. 
Public invited to field day highlighting forest management

Public invited to field day highlighting forest management

  • 4/4/2023 11:47:00 AM
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FAYETTE, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Iowa State University Extension will be showcasing various forestry practices at Volga River State Recreation Area as part of a public field day on May 16.
Discounted trees available at distribution events this spring

Discounted trees available at distribution events this spring

  • 3/14/2023 1:36:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), through a partnership with Alliant Energy and the USDA Forest Service, is offering a mixture of hardwoods, low-growing ornamental and evergreen tree species for $25 each.
Still time to order tree and shrub seedlings

Still time to order tree and shrub seedlings

  • 2/21/2023 12:06:00 PM
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AMES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) State Forest Nursery offers spring delivery in April and May for hardwood, conifer and shrub seedlings. Customers can choose to have their order shipped or they can pick it up at the State Forest Nursery in Ames.
How to properly dispose of Christmas trees

How to properly dispose of Christmas trees

  • 1/5/2023 1:50:00 PM
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If there are more pine needles on the floor than on the tree, it might be time to think about disposing of the Christmas tree. When that time comes, there are a few ways to properly (and sustainably) get that live tree back outdoors.
Order Your Fall Seedlings Today

Order Your Fall Seedlings Today

  • 9/1/2022 6:13:00 PM
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The State Forest Nursery online store opens today for fall 2022 and spring 2023 seedling orders.
Iowa conifers struggling with winter burn

Iowa conifers struggling with winter burn

  • 5/10/2022 2:00:00 PM
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Iowa Department of Natural Resource (DNR) foresters are receiving reports of moderate to severe winter burn damage to arborvitae and white pine trees across Iowa.
Discounted trees available at distribution events this spring

Discounted trees available at distribution events this spring

  • 4/19/2022 12:10:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), through a partnership with Alliant Energy and the USDA Forest Service, is offering a mixture of hardwoods, low-growing ornamental and evergreen tree species for $25 each.
Forestry grants available to communities impacted by emerald ash borer and  2020 derecho

Forestry grants available to communities impacted by emerald ash borer and 2020 derecho

  • 2/24/2022 3:06:00 PM
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The Iowa Legislature appropriated state infrastructure funds to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to be used for a community-based tree planting program for derecho recovery tree planting. Additionally, through the USDA Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters 2021 State Urban Forest Resilience Grant Program, the Iowa DNR received funds for emerald ash borer reforestation.
Derecho Community Forestry Grant Program funds 66 projects

Derecho Community Forestry Grant Program funds 66 projects

  • 9/28/2021 1:46:00 PM
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The Derecho Community Forestry Grant Program has awarded funds for 66 projects across the 27 counties included in the Governor’s Derecho Disaster Proclamation. An estimated 2,484 trees will be planted in 19 counties hard-hit by the 2020 derecho.
Open house to discuss Augusta Wildlife Area forest wildlife stewardship plan

Open house to discuss Augusta Wildlife Area forest wildlife stewardship plan

  • 8/5/2021 2:00:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public open house on August 18, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Cottonwood Loop shelter house of the Welter Recreation Area, to discuss a proposed forest wildlife stewardship plan at the Augusta Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
Urban Forestry awards recognize local dedication to trees and outreach

Urban Forestry awards recognize local dedication to trees and outreach

  • 4/13/2021 1:14:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – Every year the Urban Forestry Awards luncheon recognizes cities, college campuses and utilities that demonstrate a variety of dedication to the importance of trees in their respective communities. Awards were presented virtually on April 8, on behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 
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