As the work begins to replant Iowa's ash trees due to destruction by the Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB, the Chair of the Horticulture Department at Iowa State University Jeff Iles says we need to think about maintaining trees over the long term. Iles says as municipalities begin the task of replacing trees, they need to budget for ongoing maintenance.
And EAB isn't the only good reason to replant. It may also be needed as tree populations age. Iles says individuals and volunteers can make a big difference in this effort, as most city budgets are tight.