Tree Chat is your opportunity to get up to speed on all things trees and forests. This informal Q&A is here to answer all your questions about trees, prairies, seedlings and everything under the sun! Join us every two weeks for a different topic and speaker.
Learn about the identifying characteristics, as well as natural and cultural histories, of trees in the park. Comfortable shoes and a water bottle recommended. This event is open to all ages, but will be best suited for ages 6+. Location: Haskell Park Alton, IL Questions? Contact Emily Ehley at 618-570-5921
Join us to learn about plant ID, the good and bad, discussion of current vegetation management practices in Hacklebarney Woods and how this translates to your own backyard! Location: Hacklebarney Woods County Park Villisca, IA Questions? Contact Brad Riphagen at 515-370-1291
Join Trees Forever, the Iowa Nut Growers Association and hosts Roger Jensen from Hazel Acres and Jeff Jensen from Nut Haven for a tour of the Iowa Nut Growers Association Hazelnut Test Plot. Learn about the Iowa Hazelnut Project, site layout, establishment, maintenance, harvesting, processing and more. Interested in growing hazelnuts? Don’t miss this chanceContinue reading "Northern Iowa Agroforestry Field Day"
In partnership with our generous lead sponsor Linn Area Credit Union, Trees Forever is hosting a tree adoption for all Hiawatha homeowners! Adopters may reserve up to two trees for pick up at the Kirkwood Community College Linn County Regional Center parking lot, on Sunday, September 26, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Purchase your beautiful nativeContinue reading "Hiawatha Residential Tree Adoption"
Join us to recognize all of the individuals honored or memorialized through a donation to the Trees Forever Foundation, the Granting a Better Tomorrow Endowment Fund and planned gifts. Together we will plant a few trees in our memorial grove. We invite friends and family members to write notes to their loved ones and placeContinue reading "Whiterock Memorial Tree Planting"
The Iowa Nut Growers Association Hazelnut Test Plot near Marion contains more than a dozen experimental hazelnut varieties being evaluated for commercial production, breeding efforts, and eventual release to growers. Established in 2018, the site has plant material from breeding programs in Canada, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and more. Join landowner Dell Lawrence and Trees ForeverContinue reading "Eastern Iowa Agroforestry Field Day"
Learn about the identifying characteristics, as well as natural and cultural histories, of trees in the park. Comfortable shoes and a water bottle recommended. This event is open to all ages, but will be best suited for ages 6+. Location: Rock Springs Park Alton, IL Questions: Contact Emily Ehley at 618-570-5921
Join Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Health Forester Tivon Feeley to get updated on the greatest invasive species threats in Iowa today. From Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) to Thousand Cankers disease to the recently renamed Dispar Moth; this will be a great way to learn about what is new and how DNR isContinue reading "Invasive Species in Iowa: An Update with the Iowa DNR"
Join Trees Forever, the Iowa Nut Growers Association, Iowa Woodland Owners Association, Indian Hills Community College, IA DNR Forestry, and partners for an exciting Fall Field Tour of several agroforestry sites in Southern Iowa. Learn about forest management, invasive species, nut production and tour the IA Nut Growers Association research plot at Indian Hills CommunityContinue reading "Southern Iowa Agroforestry Field Tour"