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Iowans interested in the care of trees, forests and natural resources should consider attending a forestry field day this fall, held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and various public and private partners. Six field days are planned for October, with the first Oct. 1 at the Shimek State Forest in Lee County.
According to Billy Beck, newly-named assistant professor and extension forestry specialist at Iowa State University, forests hold more value and potential than Iowans often realize.
From acorns to walnuts, hickory nuts and more – Iowa’s forests are steadily dropping seeds, and with a few basic steps, those same seeds can be gathered and planted.
Participants in the Nov. 8 forestry field day will get expert advice on tree identification, forest improvement, tree planting considerations, tornado recovery efforts and an update on emerald ash borer.