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Iowa Community Tree Steward Program Offered in Southwest Iowa


AMES, Iowa -- For this summer only, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension Forestry and Horticulture is offering the Iowa Community Tree Steward Program to the residence of Montgomery, Page and surrounding counties this May and June 2006. Here is your chance to become a Certified Iowa Community Tree Steward.


The Iowa Community Tree Steward Program is intended for citizens and professionals who wish to learn more about trees and tree care. The course consists of six hands-on classes that cover tree identification, tree selection, landscape planning, pruning, planting, disease and insect management, risk tree assessment and much more. The classes will take place from 6 to 10 p.m.  The cost is $30 per person. The dates are May 22 and 31, and June 7, 14, 21 and 28.


The program is sponsored by ISU Extension, Iowa DNR, Iowa Urban and Community Forestry Council, Trees Forever, Iowa Arborist Association and the USDA Forest Service. 


Contact your ISU Extension County Office or Tivon Feeley for further information about the Iowa Community Tree Steward Course at (515) 294-6739 or cfeeley@iastate.edu.


Contacts :

Tivon Feeley, Forestry, (515) 294-6739, cfeeley@iastate.edu

Jean McGuire, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu