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Pining after healthy conifers

Garden Variety, hosted by Charity Nebbe

There are a lot of brown coniferous trees in Iowa this year. More than usual.

DNR forester Mark Vitosh and Iowa State University Extension horticulture specialist Aaron Steil talk with Charity about some of the challenges with growing conifers in Iowa, including weather conditions and a very common needle disease.

Mark Vitosh, forester, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

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Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Aaron Steil is a Consumer Horticulture Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Aaron contributes his expertise to the Garden Variety podcast and newsletter and to Talk of Iowa's Horticulture Day program.
Caitlin Troutman is a talk show producer at Iowa Public Radio