Backyard Forest Conference

As invasive species crowd out vital native plants, it’s more important than ever to manage your backyard forest. Join the experts to learn about how you can improve native habitat in your woodland. Learn land management techniques, become an advocate for healthy forests, and polish your skills to be a better environmental steward of the land. 


Participants will take part in a two hour walk in the woods with a forester to learn about forest health and history. Following the walk, those in attendance will be able to attend four, 45 minute sessions presented by local forestry and conservation experts. 


Topics covered include:

  • Trees and Shrubs for Pollinators
  • Chainsaw Safety and Felling
  • Invasive Species ID
  • Forest Stand Improvement
  • Basic Tree Identificaiton
  • Planting Trees and Shrubs
  • Backyard Food Crops
  • Backyard Woodland Wildlife
  • Establlishing Tree Seedling Pocket Plantings
  • Woodland Prescribed Fire
  • Woodland Health


There is a $15 fee for this event which includes lunch and materials.


Please register below by October 1.



Saturday October 6, 2018

8:30 am - 4:00 pm



Johnson County ISU Extension Office

3109 Old Hwy 218 S

Iowa City, IA 52246



$15, includes lunch and materials



Contact Aaron Brewer at 319-440-7529


Sponsored by

the US Forest Service and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Thank you!