Arbor day is April 29, 2022 in Iowa!
Arbor Day is the tree planter’s holiday and serves as a day for people to come together in recognition of the wonders of trees. It is a great opportunity for communities, schools, businesses, and individuals to plant trees, distribute free trees, provide resources on tree planting and care, and celebrate all the benefits trees provide.
National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates throughout the year based on the best tree-planting times in their area.
More information about Arbor Day, including its history, celebration ideas, and resources, can be found from the Arbor Day Foundation.
Resources from Iowa State on Planting and Caring for Trees
- Shade Trees for Iowa (pub)
- Small-Statured Trees for Iowa (pub)
- Spring Blooming Trees
- Summer Blooming Trees
- Plant Shopping Tips
- Planting Trees in the Landscape
- Tree Planting Basics
- Tree Planting Basics (pdf)
- Tree Planting and Care Guide (pub)
- How to Plant a Container-Grown Tree (video)
- Planting Balled and Burlapped Trees
- Planting Bare Root Trees
- Can I plant a new tree in the same location as an old tree that was removed?
Care of Trees
- Care of Newly Planted Trees
- Fertilizing Trees
- Mulching Trees
- Pruning Resources from Iowa State
- Preparing Trees for Winter
Dealing with Problems in Trees
- Identifying Tree Problems (pub)
- Understanding Decline in Trees (pub)
- Why is my newly planted tree dying?
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