March 13, 2015

Proper Time to Prune Trees and Shrubs


An important aspect of pruning is knowing when to prune plants.  Proper timing helps to insure attractive, healthy, productive plants.  The proper time to prune trees and shrubs in the yard and garden are indicated below. 

New Consortium Launched to Conserve Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Iowa


The iconic monarch butterfly has faced a variety of challenges for the past two decades and populations have declined to the point where it is now being considered for "threatened status" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.