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Please join the Iowa group by clicking "join group" above.  We love to have organizations, as well as individuals,  join so that they can post their events and comments.


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Check out our Iowa Resources page.  It has publications, research, and links about Iowa Urban Forestry and tree care.  The highlighted link is Quicklook:  the Emerald Ash borer

QUICKLOOK: The Emerald Ash Borer from Jesse Byerly on Vimeo.


 There are a variety of Residential Tree Distribution Events going on throughout the state each spring and fall.  The Fall  distributions are currently taking orders, so check out how you can plant trees in your yard at a discounted rate.

For Grants and Funding Opportunities, please visit our new page


  If you are interested in learning more about how to care for your trees, please go to the Iowa Workshops, Training, and Field Days page.  


Check out our partner websites: Iowa DNR Urban Forestry or Iowa Urban And Community Forestry Advisory Council websites.


News, Events, & Discussion


Emerald Ash Borer Discovered In Story County, Iowa – Please check out the link below to see the joint press release regarding the most recent discovery of Emerald Ash Borer in Iowa.…Continue

Started by Shane Donegan on Monday.


Emerald Ash Borer Discovered In Boone County, Iowa – Please check out the link below to see the joint press release regarding the most recent discovery of Emerald Ash Borer in Iowa.…Continue

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Started by Shane Donegan Aug 4.


The 2014 Forest Health Tour will be August 20th from 8:30 - 4:00pm in Waterloo, IAParticipants will learn how to examine trees suspected of having Emerald Ash Borer including a workshop in how to bark peel trees to look for larva.There will also be…Continue

Started by Shane Donegan Jul 30.


Emerald Ash Borer Discovered In Muscatine County, Iowa – Please check out the link below to see the joint press release regarding the most recent discovery of Emerald Ash Borer in Iowa. …Continue

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Started by Shane Donegan Jul 21.

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Comment by Laura Wagner on April 27, 2012 at 4:58pm

USDA Plant Protection and Quarantine is putting up several thousand plastic purple emerald ash borer detection traps (picture attached) throughout Iowa.  If you have questions about traps that have blown down, that are not on ash trees, or are on private property without permission, then feel free to contact USDA, below:



Rob Meinders


11213 Aurora Ave

Urbandale, IA 50322



Comment by Mark Schneider on April 25, 2012 at 7:08pm

You are invited to the Arbor Day Celebration at the Iowa Arboretum on April 28, 2012 from 9am to 4pm.  Free trees will be given away throughout the day.  The Governor will be planting a tree at 10am.  Activities include wood turning, honey bee observation hive, crafts, paper making, and more. For more information call 515.795.3216 or

Comment by Aaron Lumley on April 16, 2012 at 3:00pm

Street, Forest & Shade Tree Workshop- April 19th, 2012 9-3. This workshop has been planned to individuals who manage and care for trees in public and/or private landscapes. Utility right of way, road right of way, streets, lawns, parks or timber' the goal of this program is to provide you with a variety of information on tree and forest-related topics. No Charge for this program. Please call Linn Co. Extension to make a reservation by noon April 17th. 319-377-9839 or email

Comment by Jessica Flatt on April 3, 2012 at 9:02am

You are invited to Stephens State Forest Spring Field Day on Friday 4/27.  Registration begins at 9am at our shop in Lucas, IA.  See flyer for details.  Hope to see you all there!  Call the Stephens State Forest Headquarters with questions and to RSVP 641-774-4559Spring%20Field%20Day%202012.docx

Comment by Laura Wagner on March 20, 2012 at 10:17am

Trees For Kids spring grant update:

The ranking team is currently reviewing applications.  I will notify each applicant of their award status by this Friday, March 23rd so that you can notify your nursery to  order the trees. 

The biggest error we are seeing in the grant applications is not following the diversity rule of no more than 10% per species, 20% per genus.  If your application did not follow this rule, the species will need to be changed in order to qualify.  We have this diversity rule to insure the future urban and community forest health.  If you know that your application does not follow this rule, feel free to send me an updates species list and quote; otherwise I will contact you.  Thanks again to all of you schools and other public entities who are increasing the urban tree canopy on their campus and in their community!

On the diversity note:  Think about your street or community.  If Maple (for example) were suddenly wiped out, how much of your urban tree canopy would you lose?  Some communities in Iowa have as much as 50% maple.  How do you view diversity in the urban tree canopy?

Comment by Laura Wagner on March 19, 2012 at 5:06pm

The Forest Health Watch newsletter for the central states is now available at the following link:  Forest Health Watch  you can find  updates on Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorned Beetle, Gypsy Moth, Thousand Cankers Disease of black walnut, and Sudden Oak Death.  The impact of the unusual weather patterns on trees is discussed, as well as new invasive species.

Comment by Laura Wagner on March 16, 2012 at 12:29pm

The Benton County ReLeaf residential tree distribution event will also have 2 free tree planting and care workshops.  Click here for a registration form.  

Comment by Laura Wagner on March 16, 2012 at 10:31am

Linn County Operation ReLeaf application  is now available. It can be downloaded by clicking on the previous link, or you can go to the Alliant ReLeaf website to see all the locations.  All applications will be available by Monday 3/19

Comment by Meredith Borchardt on March 12, 2012 at 2:06pm

Nice chart on crab apples Laura!

Comment by Leslie Berckes on March 12, 2012 at 9:31am

Hello. Trees Forever is offering a new program called TreeKeepers in both Cedar Rapids and Des Moines. The goal is to train community volunteers to care for street and park trees and become tree advocates. The program is being modeled after many others from around the country. Please feel free to pass information on to anyone you think might be interested. Details at:


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