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Spring 2015 Wappelo County - Indian Hills Community College

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Iowa Community Tree Workshops

These programs are developed based on requests from county extension education directors, community tree group volunteers, community personnel, and county conservation personnel. 

They are designed to show the importance and utility that street, park, and lawn trees have for Iowa communities on both public and private property.

The training session can covering single or multiple topics such as tree selection, planting, maintenance & pruning, tree identification, management of insect and disease problems, and any other specific topics desired by the audience.

What is it?

It's typically a 2 hour training session covering single or multiple topics such as tree selection, planting, maintenance & pruning, tree identification, management of insect and disease problems, and any other specific topics desired by the audience. The training sessions can be expanded to half or whole day programs if desired. These programs are developed based on request from county extension education directors, community tree group volunteers , community personnel, and county conservation personnel. The program may involve a single city or can draw participants from several towns. These sessions are offered throughout the year and can be adopted to indoor and/or outdoor settings. This program is sponsored by the Iowa Urban & Community Forestry Council (IUCFC) and Iowa State University Extension.

Who is it for?

The primary clients for this program are local private homeowners, Master Gardeners, Trees Forever volunteers, government officials, nursery operators and employees, tree care contractors, county extension personnel, and staff of landscape maintenance companies.

What does it cost?

Most of these workshops do not have a cost for attending. If there is a cost it will be listed in the advertisement.

Why should you become involved?

First, to become aware of the importance and utility that street, park, and lawn trees have for Iowa communities on both public and private property. Second, to obtain updated information on how best to select, establish and care for trees and shrubs in cities and towns. Third, you will meet other people who are also interested in community tree management; you will have the opportunity to exchange information and discuss experiences with these individuals. Finally, you will receive useful reference materials (extension pamphlets and notes) related to the topics being considered.

Who should you contact?

Jesse Randall, ISU Forestry Extension Specialist
Phone: 515-294-1168
randallj@iastate.edu