Master Gardener Summer Webinar Series

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Ash Tree picture

Master Gardener Summer Webinar Series

The theme for the 2014 Summer Webinar Series is Totally Trees.  As the Emerald Ash Borer marches across the state, homeowners need to be prepared to recognize signs of damage, know what control options are available, and consider alternatives for replacement trees.  All sessions will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Monkeytown in Vinton.  Mark Vitosh, Iowa DNR District Forester, will speak on Iowa's Unknown Treasure:  The Forest Resource.  He will discuss trees in communities as well as the benefits and issues of growing trees in Iowa woodlands and urban areas.
  •  Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Benton County Extension Office in Vinton.  Donald Lewis & Mark Shour, ISU Extension Entomologists, will speak on Tree Pests, with a focus on recent pests of trees such as the Emerald Ash Borer and the impact of these pests on the Iowa landscape.
  • Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Benton County Extension Office in Vinton.  Jeff Iles, Extension Nursery and Landscape Specialist, will speak on Ash Alternatives, providing ideas of other species of trees to consider planting in the home landscape.

If have any questions about these webinars, please contact Greg Walston, Benton County Extension Program Director at 319-472-4739 or email him at gwalston@iastate.edu .

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