Homeowners Can Learn Basics of Tree Planting with Extension Publication

AMES, Iowa – The importance of planning when selecting trees is explained in Guidelines for Selecting Trees (RG 702), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

According to Jeff Iles, ISU Extension horticulturist, Iowans must consider multiple things when selecting trees for a site. Planters should consider sunlight, soil conditions and size of the plant.

“Selecting a tree is more rewarding if you take time to critically evaluate the proposed planting site and the reasons for planting trees on that site,” Iles said.

To download the publication, visit the Extension Online Store, https://store.extension.iastate.edu/.