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Forestry practices topic of six field days

Forestry practices topic of six field days

  • 10/1/2019 3:05:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University Forestry Extension are partnering to host field days across Iowa in October to showcase practices to improve timber stands, forest health, cost share programs available to woodland owners, battling invasive species, timber market updates and more.
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.
Wait to prune oak trees

Wait to prune oak trees

  • 9/12/2017 4:11:00 PM
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The best way to prevent the spread of oak wilt is to not prune any oak tree during the growing season. For that reason, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) suggests to not start any pruning until at least the first frost.
So you think you can mulch

So you think you can mulch

  • 9/28/2016 3:34:00 PM
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Mulching can be the best thing you can do to promote the health of trees, shrubs and plants. It can also be the worst, if done improperly.