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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.
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.