As Iowans continue storm cleanup following the derecho, resources are available to help assess the damage to trees and keep equipment operators safe.
Autumn is a great time to get outdoors, enjoy nature and reflect on the beauty around you. Use this beautiful season to collect and plant seeds to preserve the beauty for future generations. Learn from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s new Forestry Specialist on how to plant a legacy.
It is this time of year that our native trees and shrubs downshift into dormancy during cold fall days, first trading the greens of photosynthesis for the brilliant colors of fall and then, in a synchronous ritual formed through millennia of adaptation to Iowa’s climate, drop their leaves and settle in for winter.