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Charles City Tree Farmers Showcased During Tuesday Event

The Iowa Tree Farmers of the Year will be showcased during a special field day Tuesday near Charles City.

DNR District Forester Greg Heidebrink says the event will highlight the dedication of Dennis and Rhonda Westergard to value the forest as a resource for wildlife habitat and high quality trees.

Heidebrink says the field day will also feature a discussion on the Westergard’s run-ins with Mother Nature.

Other topics to be addressed Tuesday include pond management, deer and beaver management, the CRP Program in relation to trees, and an “Ask a Forester” session.

The event is free, but Heidebrink says if you didn’t sign-up in advance, you’ll need to bring your own lunch.

The Dennis and Rhonda Westergard tree farm is about six miles north of Charles City, appropriately located at 1450 Timber Avenue.

*You can find a link to more information here.

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Mark Pitz

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