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Christmas tree disease & insect presentation

Trees of Iowa

Iowa Christmas Tree Growers Association

MSU Christmas Tree Pest Manual

MSU Christmas Tree Nutrient Website

Iowa Beekeepers Association

Link to Air Photos

Link to Campus Tree Map

2014 Master Woodland Managers class info

Master Woodland Managers and Community Tree Stewards - Log your Volunteer Hours Here!

2015 EAB update - Pocahontas County


to the ISU Forestry Extension Bulletin


All Past Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference Talks Available Here (2009-2015)


Master Woodland Managers Program planned for
North East Iowa - Fall 2015


Looking for a Certified Applicator to Treat for (Emerald Ash Borer

- Read this short article

- Then follow this link to find or verify an applicator


Upcoming Field Days

Program Schedules


ISU Prescribed Fire Video Series - Now Available

Planning a Burn (Video Here) --- Publication Here

Elements of a Burn Plan: Part 1 (Video Here) - Publication

Elements of a Burn Plan: Part 2 ( Video Here)

Personal Safety Gear (Video Here) - Publication Here

Tools and Equipment: Part 1 (Video Here) - Publication

Tools and Equipmnet: Part 2 (Video Here)

When to Burn (Video Here) - Publication Here

Smoke Management (Video Here) - Publication Here

Ignition Techniques (Video Here) - Publication Here


Statewide EAB Quarantine NOW in Effect!


NEW ISU Guide Available to tell EAB vs. Other common borers by their Galleries available Here!


Treatment for Emerald Ash Borer

1. The window for the Effective treatment of Ash for EAB Adults and 1st instar larvae is coming to a close for the 2015 growing season. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON TREATMENTS in mid to late summer. Commerical treatements take 1-4 weeks to be effective and DIY treatments take 4-8 weeks so they will miss the peak adult emergence completely. Treatments target adults feeding on ash leaves for the 3 weeks before they lay their eggs and 1st instar larvae in the tree. Treatment effectiveness is greatly reduced by end of June / July as the 1st instars are large enough that the treatments do not effectively kill them. Treatments do not kill a substaintal number of larva past the 1st instar. For more information related to treatments see pages 5-9 of the newly released info June 2014 publication

2. There are NO treatments on the market which are a one and done cure-all! You will need to treat every 1-3 years depending on product used. Injection treatments will do damage to the vascular structures in the tree so don't start before the infestation arrives in your town! Here is a research paper published in 2010 which details the research behind the treatment recommendations

3. Be carefull of the random "knock on the door" and the pressure sales tactics. Reputable companies will not do this and in most cases, if you call a local company, they will try to dissuade you from treating your trees until EAB is found within 15 miles of your home!
EAB has been found in: (click here for more a map)
New Albin & Lansing - Allamakee County 2010
Burlington - Des Moines County - 2013
Fairfield - Jefferson County - 2013
Mechanicsville - Cedar County - 2013
Creston - Union County - 2013
Waterloo - Blackhawk - Jan 2014
Eddyville - Wapello County - February 2014
Newton - Jasper County - March 2014
Waverly - Bremer County - Summer 2014
Mt. Pleasant - Henry County - Summer 2014
Muscatine - Muscatine County - Summer 2014
Boone - Boone County - Summer 2014
Story City - Story County - Summer 2014
Eddyville - Mahaska County - Fall 2014
Monroe County - Fall 2014
Moravia - Appanoose County - Fall 2014
Lucas County - Fall 2014
Maryville - Marion County - Fall 2014
Dallas County - Spring 2015
Clinton - Clinton County - Spring 2015
Polk County - Spring 2015
Hedrick- Keokuk County - Spring 2015

4. Call your local extension office if you have any questions before you agree to any treatment (you can find the number by clicking on your county in the map at the bottom of this page.)

5. Do I have an ash tree in my yard (follow this link for a Tree ID site, Click here to go straight to the Ash tree page)


Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Iowa's Deer Herd

(click for more info)

Tracking Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in Iowa's White-tailed deer herd

If you observed dead deer in summer or fall of 2012 or observe dead deer during summer or fall of 2013 please report them at this link.


Report Feral Hog Sightings Here

IDNR District Forester Map

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