It doesn’t take an expert horticulturalist to know that trees and shrubs can have a massive impact on the look and feel of a landscape, but they offer far more than meets the eye. As erosion and agricultural runoff increasingly affect Iowa’s natural environment, planting trees and shrubs can make your garden an eco-friendly buffer against water pollution. Our articles can help whether you need the inside scoop on pruning an overgrown shrub or want to plant an entire forest of Iowa’s official state tree

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