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Garden Variety, hosted by Charity Nebbe

The weather has been weird this year, and spring is coming at us fast. If you’re going to prune your shade trees this spring, it’s time to make a plan.

On this episode of Garden Variety, DNR Forester Mark Vitosh is our pruning season guide.


  • 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