You may call your backyard forest your “grove” or your “woodland,” or it just may be those trees that shelter your house, but if you are concerned about the quality of your forest and want to learn how you can maximize the benefits your forest provides, please join us July 13. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Trees Forever invite landowners who own woodlands smaller than 15 acres for a day of learning from local specialists. Speakers will lead small groups in rotating workshops through a variety of topics on how to best care for our backyard forests.
- Tree & Shrub Identification
- Non-native Invasive Species ID & Management
- Forest Stand Improvement
- Tree/Forest Health
Refreshments will be provided midway through the day.
This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine, so be sure to dress for being outside in the forest. If thunderstorms or severe weather takes place, speakers will present indoors.
Admission is free, but early registration is appreciated. Please register online or contact Becky Smith to register by phone at 319.373.0650 ext. 112 by July 10, 2013.
Funding for this field day is made available by the Iowa DNR through a grant with the US Forest Service.