Totally Trees webinars set

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Hamilton County is offering summer garden webinars for the general public.

Trees are one of the most valuable components of home landscapes. Because weather patterns over the past couple of years have taken a toll on landscape trees, and with the Emerald Ash Borer has been found in adjacent counties, Extension is offering these educational seminars at no charge to the public.

Dates, presenters, and topics for these webinars are:

Aug. 14 – Donald Lewis and Mark Shour, ISU Extension Entomologists, will speak on “Tree Pests: Emerald Ash Borer and Beyond,” with a focus on recent pests of trees such as the Emerald Ash Borer and the impact of these pests on the Iowa landscape.

Sept. 4 Jeff Iles, Iowa State University Department of Horticulture, Chair and Extension Nursery and Landscape Specialist, will speak on “Replacing Ash Trees: Good Alternatives for Iowa”, providing ideas of other species of trees to consider planting in the home landscape.

Both sessions are open to all interested gardeners. Sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Hamilton County Extension Office, 311 Bank Street in Webster City.

Call 832-9597 to register or for more information on these webinars.