Tree stewardship classes begin Sept. 7

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas and Webster counties is offering a six-week Iowa Community Tree Steward Program for anyone interested in learning about basic tree biology, soils, post plant care, plant problems, tree identification, and pruning. The program may be of particular interest to citizen volunteers, community forestry and park staff, tree care professionals, utility company representatives and county conservation boards.

Classes will be led by ISU Professor and Horticulture Department Chair Jeff Iles and ISU Extension and Outreach staff from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at locations in Fort Dodge, Webster City and Humboldt. The cost for the program is $75 and includes all materials and refreshments. Register online by Sept. 3 at https://bit.ly/tree18243.

Sept. 7 — Introductions/Tree Biology/Tree ID, Children’s Forest at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, Fort Dodge

Sept. 14 — Tree Planting/Post Plant Care/Tree ID, East Twin Park, Webster City

Sept. 21 — Plant Health/Diagnosing Problems/Tree ID, Fort Dodge

Sept. 28 — Tree Pruning/Tree ID, Webster City

Oct. 5 — Caring for Mature Trees/Evaluating Mature Trees for Safety, Humboldt

Oct. 12 — Community Tree Inventories/Partners/Resources, Humboldt

For more information, contact your local extension office: Hamilton County, 515-832-9597 or sschmitz@iastate.edu; Humboldt County, 515-332-2201 or kaxne@iastate.edu; Pocahontas County, 712-335-3103 or janeab@iastate.edu; and Webster County, 515-576-2119 or lcline@iastate.edu.


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