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"