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


Care and Maintenance
Specific Trees and Shrubs
Choosing and Planting

Related Links

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