Master Gardeners hosting webinar series
The Master Gardeners will be hosting a summer webinar series at the Jefferson County ISU Extension Office.
Cost is $5 per session; there is no charge for active Master Gardeners.
The theme for the 2014 summer webinar series is “Totally Trees.” As the emerald ash borer marches across the state, homeowners need to be prepared to recognize signs of damage, know what control options are available, and consider alternatives for replacement trees.
All sessions will be 6:30-8 p.m.
Tuesday: Mark Vitosh, Iowa Department of Natural Resources district forester, will present “Iowa’s Unknown Treasure: The Forest Resource.” Vitosh will discuss trees in communities, as well as the benefits and issues of growing trees in Iowa woodlands and urban areas.
Aug. 14: Donald Lewis and Mark Shour, ISU Extension entomologists, will speak on “Tree Pests,” 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, Extension nursery and landscape specialist, will speak on “Ash Alternatives,” providing ideas of other species of trees to consider planting in the home landscape.