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Common Problems of Ash Trees
Many ash tree problems can be mistaken for emerald ash borer infestation. Before removal or needlessly treating with pesticides, use this diagnostic guide to distinguish emerald ash borer injury from
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Iowa's Trees -- Iowa's Plants
This publication provides basic information on trees. It also introduces the wide variety of trees found in Iowa that produce nuts, fruits, and seeds and the role these trees play in the environment.
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Scale Insects on Ornamental Plants
Scale insects are sap-feeding insects that derive their name from the scale or shell-like waxy covering that conceals their bodies. In Iowa, most species of shade trees, fruit trees, and ornamental s
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Broadleaved Shrubs and Shade Trees: Problems, Picture Clues, and Management Options
This guide will be a valuable resource for home and master gardeners, students, educators, and horticultural consultants. Features of the guide include... Pictures and descriptions of over 125 abioti
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Selection and Maintenance of Christmas Trees
Choosing a Christmas tree is a popular American tradition, and nearly 35 million natural trees are sold each year in the U.S. This publication includes suggestions for selecting an attractive tree t
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Pruning and Training Fruit Trees
This illustrative publication will help you prune and train a variety of fruit trees. The level of pruning is determined by the kind, cultivar, and age of fruit trees.
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The Wonder of Trees - 2014 Garden Calendar
Blowout price of $1.00 while supplies last! Trees improve the landscape of Iowa, whether it's with sheltering foliage, beautiful blooms, nourishing fruit, vivid color, or gnarly bark. This year
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Tree Fruit Pollination
The production of fruit on most plants, trees, and shrubs results from pollination of the blossoms. This publication explores tree fruit pollinations including methods of pollination, blooming times,
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Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bear
The characteristics of the tree, its environment, the cultural practices used, and the weather all affect a tree’s ability to begin and continue to bear fruit. This publication discusses the keys to a
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Pruning Forest Trees
The most common reasons for pruning trees in plantations or woodlands are to maintain a single central leader, repair storm damage, or promote clear trunks or boles for eventual production of high gra
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Anthracnose of Shade Trees
Anthracnose is one of the most common foliage diseases of shade trees in Iowa. Find out about symptoms and management. Color photos.
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Understanding Trees and Woodlands - Woodland Management
Learn what makes a good forest and suggested trees to plant.
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Growing Black Walnut in Iowa - Woodland Management
Black walnut can be grown commercially throughout Iowa except in the northwest corner. This publication discusses selecting and preparing the planting site and how to plant and tend black walnut tree
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Identification of Conifer Trees in Iowa
This publication will help identify the most common conifer trees found in Iowa. It is based on vegetative characteristics including leaves, fruit, and bark.
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Identification of Hardwood Trees in Iowa
This publication will help identify the most common hardwood or deciduous trees found in Iowa. Separate species are grouped by similar characteristics, mainly based on type and arrangement of leaves.
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Establishing a Community Tree Program - Community Trees
This publication is intended to help cities and towns develop and administer a community tree program. Because communities are unique, the program should be tailored specifically for each community.
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Tree Ordinances for Iowa Communities - Community Trees
Tree ordinances reflect the values of a community and the worth of a community’s trees. A tree ordinance encourages tree planting and care for beautification, air cooling and purification, noise abate
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Sample Tree Ordinances for Iowa Communities - Community Trees
Two sample ordinances are presented. Ordinances should be workable documents developed for the specific needs and plans of the individual communities.
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Low-Growing Trees for Urban and Rural Iowa -- Community Trees
Choosing the proper tree will reduce tree/utility line conflicts, limit the need for pruning on a regular basis, and add to the beauty of the landscape. Fifteen recommended trees are described.
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Street Trees for Iowa -- Community Trees
Size and type of tree are important considerations when planting along streets. Check these descriptions of more than 65 useful cultivars.
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Power Lines and Trees -- Community Trees
To assure safe and reliable electric service, trimming or removing trees near power lines is sometimes necessary. Included are descriptions of proper tree pruning methods to discuss with a qualified
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Conifer Species for Iowa -- Community Trees
With their ever-present foliage, conifers make excellent screens, windbreaks, and hedges and provide year-round visual interest. The included list of recommended conifers is a guide for homeowners and
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Christmas Tree Production in Iowa - Establishment and Care
Learn about the intensive work needed to produce high-quality Christmas trees. See also Pm 1499, Christmas Tree Production in Iowa -- Economics and Marketing, for information on economic returns.
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Community Tree Planting and Care Guide
Take this booklet, which includes the current recommendations of the Iowa Urban and Community Forest Council and Iowa State University, along as you plan, plant, and care for trees that will become to
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The Forest Where Ashley Lives
In this award-winning children's book, a 7-year-old girl named Ashley tells the story of her town's forest and how the trees help her community. Each page is colorfully illustrated to show a child mo
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Forestry Reference Handbook
Pocket guide (3 1/2" x 5 1/2") regarding pesticides, timber contracts, various cost/time tables, trees per acre, stocking guides by tree, firewood information, and more.
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Want Yard or Garden Information? - Gardening Resources from ISU Extension
You’ll find more than 100 publications with facts about flowers, vegetables, herbs, fruits, lawns, trees, and shrubs listed in this publication.
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Garden Tips Guidelines to Seasonal Chores -- Reiman Gardens
Learn to properly maintain your garden all year round. Includes information on what steps to take with your lawn, fruits, trees and shrubs, flowers, herbs, houseplants, and/or vegetables in the earl
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Ornamental Grasses with Winter Interest -- Reiman Gardens
An excellent way to brighten the winter landscape is to plant trees and shrubs with ornamental characteristics, such as colorful fruit or exfoliating bark.
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Perennials for Shady Areas
Selecting and planting shade-tolerant perennials, annuals, trees, and shrubs can turn a shady site into an attractively landscaped area. Publication discusses perennials that are good choices for part
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Guidelines for Selecting Trees
Selecting a single tree for your yard or several hundred for your community will be more rewarding if you take time to critically evaluate the proposed planting site and the reasons for planting trees
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Understanding the Effects of Flooding on Trees -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Flood-stressed trees show a variety of symptoms and also become candidates for insect and disease damage. Research has found some trees are more tolerant than others.
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Understanding Decline in Trees -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Tips on how to identify, prevent, or reduce the stress-causing factors that lead to tree decline.
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Diagnosing Tree Problems -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Guidelines for examining unhealthy trees and finding expert help.
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Pruning Trees: Shade, Flowering, and Conifer -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Discover the art and science of pruning with informative photos and detailed guidelines.
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Managing Storm-Damaged Trees -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Here are pruning tips for do-it-yourselfers or hiring hints if you bring in a professional.
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Topping - Tree Care or Tree Abuse? -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Since topping trees is harmful, read about alternatives to solve site problems.
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Fungal Cankers of Trees -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Cultural management techniques can help reduce the risk of canker diseases.
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Rabbit Damage to Tree Plantings
Get details on fencing and repellents to prevent rabbit damage to trees.
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Where We Live -- Grades 4-6 Curriculums for Educators and Students
Where We Live series: History of the Land, Weaving the Food Web, and Living with the Land connects the past to the present as learners in grades 4th through College learn about the history of Iowa’s v
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Oak Wilt-Identification and Management -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Management practices described can reduce losses due to this most damaging disease of oak trees in Iowa.
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Planning for Wooded Acreages and Woodlands
Learn about woodland mapping and management plans, as well as what to do about invasive plants. Plus more info to help you be a good steward and protect your woodland. See also Pm 2002A, Woodland I
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Woodland Improvement and Crop Trees in Iowa
Learn about the woodland improvement practice of thinning -- removing some trees to favor others. See also Pm 2002B, Planning for Wooded Acreages and Woodlands.
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Emerald Ash Borer Management Options
Homeowners and commercial pesticide applicators will find control measures to consider in preventing and treating the infestation of ash trees by the emerald ash borer. Includes product recommendation
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