Trees and Shrubs
Trees and shrubs are the "bones" or framework for great gardens.
Serviceberries are one of many plants that provide a tasty treat for the birds. Learn more about landscape plants that will attract birds to your garden from a past Horticulture and Home Pest Newsletter article.
With all of our recent wet weather, are you wondering about your trees? Learn more about different tree species that can (and can't) tolerate periods of flooding from Understanding the Effects of Flooding on Trees.
Should you stake newly planted trees? This was a question in a recent Ask the Experts. For the answer, click here.
ISU Forestry Extension
Iowa Community Tree Steward Program
Establishing a Community Tree Program
Tree Ordinances for Iowa Communities
Sample Tree Ordinances
The Forest Where Ashley Lives