Everyone knows you can grow black walnuts in Iowa. But, there are actually a lot of other nuts we can grow too, and some of them may surprise you. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Jeff Jensen of Trees Forever, and Tom Wahl of Red Fern Farm in Wapello about hickory nuts, pecans, chestnuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts and more. Horticulturist Richard Jauron answers non-nut related questions.
Iowa’s trees are facing many different threats from invasive species and disease. Today on Talk of Iowa, it’s Horticulture Day. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Patty Peterson of Trees Forever about planning for the future forest and the planting for better water quality and quality of life. Horticulturist Richard Jauron also joins to answer listener questions.