Street, Forest & Shade Tree Workshop
April 19, 2012 • 9:00am-3:00pm
Indian Creek Nature Center
6665 Otis Road SE, Cedar Rapids
There are approximately 3 million acres of forest cover in Iowa, and millions of trees in our communities. These trees and forests provide an array of benefits including: improved air and water quality, recreational opportunities, energy cost savings, increased property values, multiple forest products, potential income, wildlife habitat, and a variety of other benefits. Some of us touch these trees on almost a daily basis. Managing our trees and caring for our forests can also provide for some interesting challenges. Proper tree identification, some basic knowledge of tree biology, and the understanding of potential health threats is key to sustaining healthy trees and forests throughout Iowa.
This workshop has been planned for individuals who manage and care for trees in public and/or private landscapes. Utility rights of way, road rights of way, streets, lawns, parks or timber; the goal of this program is to provide you with a variety of information on tree and forest-related topics that will be beneficial to you in your daily workings with Iowa’s tree and forest resource.
9:00-9:20am Registration & Materials Pick-up
9:20-9:30am Welcome & Introductions
Rob Roman • Linn County Secondary Road Department
9:30-10:15am Trees and Energized Wires: Your Way, My Way and The Right Way
Chip Murrow • ITC
10:15-11:00am Keeping Borer Tracks Straight
Dr. Mark Shour • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
11:15am-Noon Tree Health Threats-The Big 5 in Iowa
Tivon Feeley • Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Noon-12:30pm Lunch provided at no charge, thanks to sponsors
12:30pm-1:05pm Indiana Bat Habitat Management
Tim Thompson • Iowa Department of Natural Resources
1:05-1:40pm Tree Identification Refresher
Mark Vitosh • Iowa Department of Natural Resources
1:55-2:30pm Is this tree safe to work around?
Andy Dahl • University of Iowa
2:30-3pm Safely Removing Storm Damaged Trees
John Harthoorn • ITC
There is NO CHARGE for this program. We hope that you are able to take advantage of this opportunity and would like to thank the presenters and sponsors for their commitment to protect and enhance Iowa’s tree resource. Lunch is provided, so please make reservations before Noon on Tuesday April 17 at Linn County Extension, 319-377-9839 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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