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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trees for Kids grants awarded to 15 projects this fall

Trees for Kids grants awarded to 15 projects this fall

  • 9/28/2021 1:51:00 PM
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The popular Trees for Kids grant program will be funding 15 projects to plant 239 landscape-sized trees on school grounds or other public places frequented by youth. An estimated 1,041 youth will be engaged with the outdoors through these projects.
Derecho damaged trees focus of proposed salvage timber sale at Walnut Woods State Park

Derecho damaged trees focus of proposed salvage timber sale at Walnut Woods State Park

  • 2/10/2021 6:47:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a virtual public meeting to outline a proposed salvage timber sale in Walnut Woods State Park on Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. The salvage timber sale involves trees damaged from the derecho winds in August 2020. Derecho winds damaged multiple trees within the park, which now pose a risk to park users. Each tree was evaluated according to the Iowa DNR tree risk assessment procedure.
Iowa DNR plants more than 100,000 trees on public lands in 2020

Iowa DNR plants more than 100,000 trees on public lands in 2020

  • 12/29/2020 11:39:00 AM
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The Iowa DNR reached a milestone goal to plant at least 100,000 trees on state-managed lands in 2020. The tree plantings commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Association of State Foresters, as well as the 100th anniversary of Iowa state parks.
DNR State Forest Nursery offers options to replace derecho damaged trees

DNR State Forest Nursery offers options to replace derecho damaged trees

  • 9/1/2020 1:13:00 PM
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AMES, Iowa -- As clean-up efforts are well underway and even nearing completion in some areas following the derecho that tore through Iowa in early August, the DNR State Forest Nursery is working with customers to select the proper trees to replant in areas completely leveled by the storm.
DNR project targets grassland invaders

DNR project targets grassland invaders

  • 8/19/2020 8:59:00 AM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting an aerial spraying project targeting invasive cottonwood and willow trees that are encroaching on grasslands at 15 wildlife management areas.
Bur Oak Blight affecting Iowa oak trees

Bur Oak Blight affecting Iowa oak trees

  • 9/17/2019 1:37:00 PM
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DES MOINES - If your oak tree seems to be losing its leaves early, it may be due to a disease called Bur Oak Blight, caused by a fungus. This disease has been seen mostly in bur oak trees, but symptoms have also been found on swamp white oaks.
Operation ReLeaf trees available to Alliant Energy customers

Operation ReLeaf trees available to Alliant Energy customers

  • 8/16/2018 11:20:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Alliant Energy residential customers can purchase landscaping trees for their homes at a deep discount this fall. Customers may reserve up to two trees per address and pick them up at Operation ReLeaf events in Cerro Gordo, Decatur, Hamilton, Linn, Poweshiek, and Winneshiek counties in October.
DNR and Alliant Energy partner to provide trees for energy savings

DNR and Alliant Energy partner to provide trees for energy savings

  • 3/15/2018 8:15:00 AM
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DES MOINES – Alliant Energy residential customers can purchase landscaping trees for their homes at a deep discount this spring. Customers may reserve up to two trees and pick them up at Operation ReLeaf events in Allamakee, Benton, Clarke, Dickinson, Dubuque, Greene, Linn, Muscatine and Wayne counties in April and May.
Discount trees available for Alliant Energy customers

Discount trees available for Alliant Energy customers

  • 9/14/2017 8:28:00 AM
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A popular program offering landscape-quality trees at a deep discount to Alliant Energy customers will be held at eight locations across Iowa this fall. Residential tree distributions will be held in Buena Vista, Fayette, Jefferson, Jones, Lee, Linn, Lucas and Story counties this September and October.
State Forest Nursery Launches New Online Store

State Forest Nursery Launches New Online Store

  • 8/22/2017 11:42:00 AM
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Ordering trees from the DNR’s State Forest Nursery just got easier. A new online sales site features dozens of quality native Iowa trees and an easy check-out process.
Alliant Energy and Iowa DNR team up to offer eight Operation ReLeaf events this fall

Alliant Energy and Iowa DNR team up to offer eight Operation ReLeaf events this fall

  • 8/8/2017 1:31:00 PM
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DES MOINES – A popular program offering landscape quality trees at a deep discount to Alliant Energy customers will be held at eight locations across Iowa this fall. Residential tree distributions will take place in Buena Vista, Fayette, Jefferson, Jones, Lee, Linn, Lucas and Story counties this September and October.
Trees For Kids Grant Applications Due March 1

Trees For Kids Grant Applications Due March 1

  • 2/7/2017 11:56:00 AM
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Trees For Kids grant applications are available online for schools and communities to involve youth in planting trees this spring.  The grants pay up to $5,000 for landscape trees and mulch for schools, communities and other public areas.
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.
Many Iowa Evergreens Showing Signs of Winter Burn

Many Iowa Evergreens Showing Signs of Winter Burn

  • 4/5/2016 6:32:00 AM
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Conifers, or evergreen trees, provide color and wind protection to the Iowa landscape during the winter months. However, this year, many of these trees are showing signs of winter desiccation, also known as winter burn.
Time to Stop Pruning Oaks

Time to Stop Pruning Oaks

  • 3/8/2016 6:33:00 AM
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Spring weather seems to be here a bit early this year and according to the Department of Natural Resources, that means it’s time to finish pruning oak trees to prevent the spread of oak wilt.
Alliant Energy to Sponsor Eight Operation Releaf Events

Alliant Energy to Sponsor Eight Operation Releaf Events

  • 2/23/2016 6:41:00 AM
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DES MOINES – A popular program offering landscape quality trees at a deep discount to Alliant Energy customers will be held at eight locations across Iowa this spring. Residential tree distributions will be held in Clayton, Hancock, Hardin, Keokuk, Linn, Marion, Union, and Wapello Counties this April and May.
Alliant Energy to Sponsor Eight Operation ReLeaf Events

Alliant Energy to Sponsor Eight Operation ReLeaf Events

  • 2/16/2016 10:11:00 AM
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DES MOINES – A popular program offering landscape quality trees at a deep discount to Alliant Energy customers will be held at eight locations across Iowa this spring. Residential tree distributions will be held in Clayton, Hancock, Hardin, Keokuk, Linn, Marion, Union, and Wapello Counties this April and May.