Billy Beck

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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.

By: Billy Beck

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.

By: Billy Beck

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.

By: Billy Beck

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.

By: Billy Beck

The 25th edition of the Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference will draw foresters and landowners from Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin to the Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois, March 14.

By: Billy Beck

Watch video footage from a local riparian forest area and take part in live interaction with ISU Extension and Outreach specialists during a free virtual field day on Thursday, May 14.

By: Liz Ripley and Adam Janke and Billy Beck