Iowa BIG students will play a big role during a tree-planting on Arbor Day. The students will plant 24 bare root fruit trees this Friday, April 24, 2015, at Noelridge Park. Friday’s event is one of many to celebrate Earth Week, with Trees Forever scheduling daily activities to make it a true “Earth Week Blitz.”
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How to celebrate Arbor Day in Eastern Io...
Arbor Day – celebrated this year on Friday, April 25 – seems to have taken a back seat to Earth Day in recent years, but at Trees Forever, every day is Arbor Day, and Earth Day, combined. In fact, the Marion-based nonprofit is marking the milestone of its 25th anniversary this year, and has openings […]
Emerald Ash Borer found in Cedar County;...
MECHANICSVILLE – We knew it was only a matter of time before the devastating emerald ash borer would make its way across Iowa. This time, the invasive beetle has been positively identified in a residential tree in Mechanicsville in northern Cedar County, the fourth location in Iowa. Allamakee County was declared infested in May 2010, […]
Julia “Butterfly” Hill calls on people t
HIAWATHA – For someone who spent two years living in a tree, Julia “Butterfly” Hill appears quite down-to-earth. “If people want to call me a tree-hugger, that’s great,” said Hill, 39, who was given the nickname “Butterfly” as a child. “I’m a proud tree-hugger.” Best known for the 738 days she lived on a platform […]