Today is National Arbor Day, a time for celebrating the importance of trees.
According to an Iowa DNR press release, "New U.S. Forest Service research ranks Iowa 9th in urban tree canopy cover loss over a five-year time period, losing almost 2 percent of its tree canopy. In rural woodlands, a separate Forest Inventory and Assessments study showed a loss of 97,000 acres over five years."
Oak trees are the official state tree of Iowa and one of the most common trees in the western part of the state. Unfortunately, oaks are in decline due to a number of factors. Golden Hills is working to help local growers restore and rebuild oak communities in Western Iowa through our Native Oak Project. Learn more and contact us to get involved!