by Dina Haveric, Green Iowa Americorps Member What are native plants? Native plants can be defined as those that naturally occur in the region in which they evolved. They are adapted to local climate and soil conditions and, as a result, provide the most sustainable habitats. What’s so great about native plants? Native plants playContinue reading “Native Plants: Why They’re So Important”
by Gina Errico, Green Iowa AmeriCorps Member “It’s kind of like the Peace Corps, but domestic,” is how I describe my job to many people when they ask. Although there are hundreds of opportunities to serve as an AmeriCorps member across the United States, there are still a lot of people who don’t actually knowContinue reading “Looking Back: Green Iowa AmeriCorps Member Experiences at Trees Forever”
by Gina Errico, Green Iowa AmeriCorps Member Trees Forever has recently pledged to continue to manage our campus grounds without pesticides as part of the Good Neighbor Iowa healthy lawn initiative. This initiative coincides with Trees Forever’s new campus landscape improvement plan, which is now in its first stages thanks to a grant through the Iowa DepartmentContinue reading “Trees Forever Pledges to be a Good Neighbor”
October 19, 2020 The Aug. 10 derecho destroyed our beloved trees beyond what anyone could imagine. While it is heartbreaking to see trunks and limbs hauled away in big trailers, we have no choice but to move on and replant. Please join me in envisioning a restored canopy of healthy trees — a green, diverseContinue reading “Replanting the Landscape: Take Time to Create a Plan”
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