2013 Iowa Tree Farmer of the Year Field Day

By Taylor on October 4, 2013 in Blog


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Photo from Greg Twedt

On October 8, you can learn about taking care of woodlands at the Iowa's 2013 Tree Farmer of the Year Field Day.

The event will be hosted by recipients of the award, Greg Twedt and his family, in Marshalltown, Iowa, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The field day will include a 3-hour field tour and a visit to the “Mirador” Iowa River overlook. Throughout the day discussion and tours will be facilitated by four guest instructors, including Bob Hibbs, retired DNR district forester and consultant; Joe Herring, district forester for Iowa Department of Natural Resources; Jesse Randall, extension forester for Iowa State University and Greg Brenneman, ISU agriculture engineer.

The Iowa Tree Farmer of the Year award is given by the American Forest Foundation Iowa Tree Farm System. District foresters nominate recipients for their noteworthy dedication to improving their tree farms.

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Photo from Greg Twedt

Greg and his family were nominated and subsequently received the award for the active role they play in managing the timber on their property. They focus on controlling invasives and non-natives and try to allow oak and walnut trees to thrive.

It is recommended that field day participants dress for woodland hiking and a hayrack ride. There will be a break for lunch, and a lunch served by Taylor's Maid-Rite will be available for $10.

For more information on the event, contact Joe Herring, Iowa DNR forester, at Joe.Herring@dnr.iowa.gov or via phone at (641)-752-3352.