Calendar of Events
October 20, 2018: Fall field day, location TBD.
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.