ISU Extension and Outreach is offering workshops on fruit tree management focused primarily on tree pruning and branch training March 20-22. Participants will learn best practices and techniques for pruning and training fruit-bearing trees for peak performance.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering fruit tree grafting workshops on March 28, March 29, April 6 and April 7. Participants will hear a presentation on why and how to graft fruit trees by commercial horticulture specialist, Patrick O’Malley and take part in a hands-on apple tree grafting demonstration.
Iowa gardeners can have an early breath of spring by forcing branches of spring flowering trees and shrubs into bloom. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on forcing blooms indoors.
One way to make the holiday season memorable is with a wreath, and a fresh, homemade wreath can really brighten a gathering. Making a wreath isn't as difficult as you might think.
A highly destructive beetle that targets and kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Decatur County. EAB was first discovered in Iowa in 2010. Now 53 counties in Iowa have been confirmed with the presence of EAB.
Fall is the perfect season for apples and apple orchards. But what about crabapples? Are they OK to eat? And which varieties are best to use? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about crabapples and the best ways to enjoy them.
October is the perfect time to enjoy fall foliage in Iowa. Depending on the location in the state, foliage and fall colors peak from now through the end of the month. Which trees have the best colors?
Newly planted trees can eventually add great color and valuable cover to any landscape. But winter’s harsh conditions can hamper, delay or completely derail their development.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is reviving its Community Tree Steward program, a seven-meeting course designed to train community members on proper selection, care and maintenance of trees.
New forestry resources are available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to assist with emerald ash borer management decisions. ISU Extension and Outreach has released three new publications to assist in making informed decisions about hiring arborists and selecting replacement trees.