Tree feeding classes begin September 7

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in the districts of Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, and Webster offers a six-week Iowa Community Tree Growth Program for all interested in learning about basic tree biology, soil, plant care, plant problems, tree identification and cutting. . The program may be of special interest to citizen volunteers, community forest and park staff, tree care professionals, utility company representatives, and county conservation boards.

In places at Fort Dodge, Webster City and Humbolt, ISU professor and fruit and vegetable department chair Jeff Eles and ISU Extension and Development staff will lead from 5: 30-30:30. The program costs $ 75 and includes all supplies and beverages. Register online on September 3

September 7 – Introduction (Tree Biology) Tree ID, Children’s Forest in Fort F. Dodge at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park

September 14 – Tree Identification, East Twin Park, Webster City

September 21 – Plant Health Diagnosis, Fort Dodge

September 28 – Tree / Tree Identification, Webster City

October 5 – Caring for Mature Trees / Evaluating Mature Trees for Safety, Humboldt

October 12 – Community Tree Innovations / Partners / Resources, Humboldt

For more information, contact your local extension office: Hamilton County, 515-832-9597 or; Humboldt County, 515-332-2201 or; Pocahontas County, 712-335-3103 or; And Webster County, 515-576-2119 or

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