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Updated: 2017-01-18T22:53:12Z

 



Properly Maintaining Trees Can Help Avoid Disasters

2017-01-12T10:01:50Z

On Dec. 17, 2016, a large tree fell on a wedding party near Los Angeles, Calif., killing one and injuring several others. While fatalities from falling trees are uncommon, this incident is a worthy reminder of the importance of properly maintaining and pruning trees in urban landscapes.

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Tree Planting Brings Added Value to Communities

2017-01-09T10:55:13Z

Healthy, properly planted trees can have a tremendously positive impact on urban environments, says Gabbi Edwards, urban forestry specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She specializes in proper planting and pruning of trees, as well as how to select the right tree for an area.

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Treat Trees in Early Spring to Prevent Emerald Ash Borer

2017-01-09T10:39:51Z

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists have released an updated version of the publication "Emerald Ash Borer Management Options" (PM 2084) to provide tips for preventive treatments for healthy ash trees.

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Free Food Systems Celebration and Learning Event Jan. 13

2016-12-13T14:29:22Z

Iowans engaged in local food systems development are invited to celebrate their accomplishments at the Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit Third Annual Celebration in Ames on Friday, Jan.13. The event is free and open to the public.

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Farmland Values Show Historic Third Year of Decline

2016-12-19T09:01:29Z

Average Iowa farmland value has shown a decline for the third year in a row — the first time this has happened since the 1980s farm crisis — and is now estimated to be $7,183 per acre. The statewide per acre value declined $449, or 5.9 percent, since November 2015. Land values were determined by the 2016 Iowa State University Land Value Survey.

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2017 Visioning Communities Selected

2016-12-06T09:40:37Z

Ten Iowa communities have been selected to participate in the Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2017.

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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Clarke County

2016-11-28T09:31:01Z

Emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that attacks and kills all ash species, has been positively identified in the city of Osceola in Clarke County. Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, EAB has now been confirmed in 39 counties.

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Nonprofit Workshop on Ethical Dilemmas and Boundary Issues Set for Dec. 2

2016-11-07T10:57:14Z

A workshop for nonprofit organizations titled "Ethical Dilemmas and Boundary Issues" will be offered Friday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at 4728 Southern Hills Drive in Sioux City.
 

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Iowa’s Living Roadways Celebrates 20 Years of Sustainable Community Enhancement

2016-11-02T13:56:31Z

 On Thursday, Nov. 10, community leaders and volunteers will mark the 20th anniversary of the Iowa’s Living Roadways Program at the 2016 Annual Celebration at the Gateway Center in Ames.

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Much More than Digging a Hole: Tree Planting Guide Published

2016-11-03T12:53:35Z

Keeping trees healthy requires diligence, both before and after they have been planted. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has revised a publication that provides current recommendations for tree selection, planting and post-planting care.

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