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Laura Wagner
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How to convince people they are planting their tree wrong
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I distribute thousands of container-grown landscape trees a year to homeowners, schools, cities, and park managers.  I have videos, e-mail directions, handouts, and workshops to teach proper…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Linden Lampman Sep 27, 2013.

 

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Sustainable Community Forestry Assistance and Training Grant

Sustainable Urban Forestry For Iowa communities over 5,000Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Bureau has received a federal grant through the USDA Forest Service to assist communities with population greater than 5,000 by training and educating city staff, tree board members, and active community members in order to enable each community to develop and maintain a sustainable forestry program.  For information and application for training, please click on the attachments below. …See More
Jun 26
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Mulberry

Mulberry You have towered hereleaning half over the wallall my awareness years before I knewwhat silkworm was or ChinaI felt your berries pulp under my feettracked your purple all overgrandmother’s carpet  a sapling plantedby some sea captain to makeshade for a future This winter you lostone of  your long low branchesto a backed-up car  and the old womanwho has known you all her lifewept at the split wood   Your bark is wrinkledmore deeply than any faceyou live so slowly do our voices soundto…See More
Jan 13
Laura Wagner added a discussion to the group Iowa Grove
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Just added to the Iowa Resources page: The Vascular Plants of Iowa

The Resources for Iowa Forestry page on the Iowa Grove has many videos, brochures, and reference materials you may want to use when planning projects, or brushing up on planting and management techniques.  We have just added the Vascular Plants of Iowa, An annotated checklist and natural history of vascular plants in Iowa.  It is a great resource to help determine native status,…See More
Jan 13
Ivan Butcher II left a comment for Laura Wagner
"Greetings Laura, It was a pleasure meeting and talking with you and what will make it so much more memorable is that it was such a beautiful evening. Initially, I was concerned about the cold, but it was really very nice. Until, Ivan"
Nov 12, 2013
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How to convince people they are planting their tree wrong

I distribute thousands of container-grown landscape trees a year to homeowners, schools, cities, and park managers.  I have videos, e-mail directions, handouts, and workshops to teach proper planting.  At tree distributions, I talk to most every person purchasing a tree to give them tree planting advice.  The most common response I get is, "I've been planting trees for years, and think I have it down."Then, when I go to look at trees after they have been planted, they are invariable planted 4"…See More
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Georgia Grove

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Jun 13, 2013
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Deep Roots of Landscape Trees

It is estimated that over half of all urban trees are planted to deep, dramatically shortening the life of the tree. A combination of nursery practices and improper planting (even by professionals) contribute to this epidemic.This is a good resource which shows planting depth problems for homeowners, municipalities, landscapers, and nursery professionals.  It has great photos, handouts, and easy-to-understand language. Create in partnership by Morton Arboretum, US Forest Service, ISA, ANLA, and…See More
Feb 14, 2013
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Deep Roots of Landscape Trees

It is estimated that over half of all urban trees are planted to deep, dramatically shortening the life of the tree. A combination of nursery practices and improper planting (even by professionals) contribute to this epidemic.This is a good resource which shows planting depth problems for homeowners, municipalities, landscapers, and nursery professionals.  It has great photos, handouts, and easy-to-understand language. Create in partnership by Morton Arboretum, US Forest Service, ISA, ANLA, and…See More
Feb 14, 2013
Laura Wagner added a discussion to the group Iowa Grove
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Operation ReLeaf Order Forms available for Spring 2013

Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about planting your yard trees for sping already.  Operation ReLeaf order forms are now available, and we will have over 30 different species at 8 different events in April and May, and we will have tree planting and care workshops at 6 events.  Download your order form today.  Decide where you want to plant your tree by usingiTree designThen order your two trees.Don't have room…See More
Jan 8, 2013
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Check your yard for fugatives!

way the rest of the biological system works. When fugitives (invasives) are introduced, this disrupts or stops…See More
Dec 4, 2012
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Choose your species

We are determining species selection for next spring's Operation ReLeaf Residential Tree Distributions.  To voice your opinion, go to: our  Forestry Facebook pageSee More
Dec 3, 2012

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local foods, forestry
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Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Forestry Bureau
I plant trees because....
One of my first memories is of planting trees with my dad, and it has remained one of my lifelong passions.

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Mulberry

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 2:26pm 0 Comments

Mulberry
 
You have towered here
leaning half over the wall
all my awareness
 
years before I knew
what silkworm was or China
I felt your berries
 
pulp under my feet
tracked your purple all…
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Deep Roots of Landscape Trees

Posted on February 14, 2013 at 4:55pm 1 Comment

It is estimated that over half of all urban trees are planted to deep, dramatically shortening the life of the tree. A combination of nursery practices and improper planting (even by professionals) contribute to this epidemic.

This is a good resource which shows planting depth problems for homeowners, municipalities, landscapers, and nursery professionals.  It has great photos, handouts, and easy-to-understand language.

 

Create in partnership by Morton…

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Check your yard for fugatives!

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

way the rest of the biological system works. When fugitives (invasives) are introduced,…

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Choose your species

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

We are determining species selection for next spring's Operation ReLeaf Residential Tree Distributions.  To voice your opinion, go to: our  Friend of Iowa Forests Facebook page …

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At 8:38pm on November 12, 2013, Ivan Butcher II said…

Greetings Laura,

It was a pleasure meeting and talking with you and what will make it so much more memorable is that it was such a beautiful evening. Initially, I was concerned about the cold, but it was really very nice.

Until, Ivan

At 1:20pm on December 3, 2012, Administrator said…

The following state groups are the most visited for 2012 year to date (pageviews):

  1. Iowa (1,331)
  2. Vermont (891)
  3. North Carolina (470)
  4. Georgia (382)
  5. Colorado (363)
At 11:16am on April 9, 2012, Administrator said…
At 11:14am on April 9, 2012, Administrator said…

Hi Laura,

FYI, here is the rss feed of the Iowa Grove which you can put in emails or on your website but using this link.  http://thegrove.americangrove.org/leaderboards/topcontent/month?feed=yes&xn_auth=no&n=20&images=yes&imageMaxSize=240

At 11:06am on March 28, 2012, Shane Hickey said…

Awesome!!!!!  Since the other application only has 3 of the 16 questions answered (2 of them were yes/no questions), it would make sense to me to start a new application.  If you would want me at the meeting, just let me know.  I am glad this is starting to come together.  THANK YOU for your help!!!!

At 9:10am on March 28, 2012, Shane Hickey said…

I think a site visit would be an excellent idea!!  I just called the Superintendent of the schools and he also thinks it would be a great idea.  His name is Alan Marshall and can be reached at 319-849-1102 x6010.

At 11:54am on March 26, 2012, Administrator said…

Thank you for helping out today on the phone conference.  That was the first time I have lead one of those and needed to hear another voice!  Neil

At 8:38am on March 21, 2012, harken.hills.oswald said…

I'll look for the Iowa grove org....didn't see it last night! 

 

Thanks again for the tree info!

At 11:37am on March 16, 2012, Administrator said…

Hi Laura,

You get a gold star for your great work as a state coordinator. It will show up on your profile.  Great work welcoming members and providing great info!

American Grove Administrator

At 4:37pm on February 28, 2012, Melanie Bloom said…

Yes, that's from last spring when I was escorted in the chariot around the 40 acre school property!  Great improvement over walking that day!  Thanks so much for inviting me - I'm looking forward to seeing other projects and activities.

 
 
 

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