State Chapter Details


State Chapter Dues: $10.00



Vice President



Cindy Heisdorffer

Larry Krotz

Cindy Heisdorffer

Bob (Spook)Brown

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events


Past Events

October 27, 2022: Fall field day, Krotz Tree Farm, 12750 230th Street, Washington, Iowa 52803. 11 am-12, Business meeting. 12 pm-4 pm Tour. Topics include: Streambank erosion and amelioration, Creation of a forest, Direct seed techniques, 6-year Pollinator/Buffer strips. In partnership with Iowa Woodland Owners Association. See the flyer and registration information. Questions? Contact 563-940-3654 (leave a message or text) or

October 29, 2019: Fall field day, Brown Tree Farm, 18502 Golden Rd, Yarmouth, IA. 8:30-9, Registration. Morning concurrent sessions: 1-3 yr direct nut seeding prep & maintenance, wildlife uses of early successional habitat, 3-10 yr direct nuts seeding;next stage of management. Afternoon concurrent sessions: record keeping/direct nut seeder demo, enhancing water quality through forestry-landowner options, established & dense direct seeding-thinning discussion. See the flyer

April 21, 2018:
Lewis Brothers Tree Farm & Landscapping and the Reynolds' tree farm, Oxford, IA
The Lewis Brothers business was started as a Christmas tree farm and has evolved to a wide range of species. We’ll learn about the source of their stock, how they plant and design their blocks, how they maintain the plantings, their markets, and how they harvest. The Reynolds’ tree farm was first planted by Jim Reynolds 30 years ago with walnut, oak, poplar and pine, all from the state nursery. The majority of this stand is in CRP so there will be some Mid-Contract Maintenance within the next few years. District Foresters Mark Vitosh and David Bridges will be providing information about forest health and MidContract Maintenance on existing CRP tree plantings, plus any other topics participants wish to pursue. See more information in the January 2018 newsletter. Please RSVP to Cindy Heisdorffer or call 563-940-3654.

October 22, 2016: Monticello, Iowa.
Visit a direct seed plantation planted in 1976. Also will include a harvest demonstration and onsite sawing. See further details in the September newsletter. Please RSVP to Cindy Heisdorffer or call 563-940-3654.

April 23, 2016: Waukon, Iowa.
Tour a small woodworking business and visit a landowner's property that has two different approaches to managing a walnut plantation. Please RSVP to Cindy Heisdorffer or call 563-940-3654.

October 17, 2015: Near Washington, Iowa from 10 AM - 2:45 PM.
The morning program will include a session on Estate Planning at the Washington Public Library, followed by lunch at the Pizza Ranch. The afternoon tour will be at the Krotz farm, with topics of invasive species and direct seeding. No charge. Please RSVP to Cindy Heisdorffer or call 563-940-3654.

Iowa Chapter Newsletters

September 2019
January 2018

September 2016
March 2016
December 2015
August 2015
March 2015