Free Gardening Webinar Series "Totally Trees" Begins July 15

The Iowa Master Gardener program is once again offering a series of summer garden webinars to be hosted by Grundy County Extension and Outreach office in Grundy Center.  As 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.
Summer webinar dates, topics, and presenters:

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - "Iowa's Unknown Treasure: The Forest Resource" - Mark Vitosh, Iowa DNR District Forester will speak on trees in communities as well as the benefits as issues of growing trees in Iowa woodlands and urban areas.
  • Thursday, August 14, 2014 - "Tree Pests" - Donald Lewis and 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 - "Ash Alternatives" - Jeff Illes, Extension Nursery and Landscape Specialist will speak on Ash alternatives, providing ideas of other species of trees to consider planting in the home landscape.

The sessions are open to all interested gardeners; participants are not required to have completed Master Gardener training to attend the sessions are FREE thanks to sponsorship by the Grundy County Master Gardeners.
Local sessions will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Grundy County Extension Office at 703 F Avenue, Suite 1, Grundy Center, IA.  Please call 319-824-6979 for more details.

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