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Does your yard have you stumped? Experts give Arbor Day tree suggestions

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Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

There are several factors to consider when choosing a tree.

In celebration of Arbor Day, Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe talks with horticulture experts Jeff Iles and Cindy Haynes about their favorite trees to plant, and the qualities to keep in mind when choosing a tree for your yard.

The experts also weigh in on listeners' tree and springtime planting questions.


  • Jeff Iles, professor and chair, Iowa State University Department of Horticulture
  • Cindy Haynes, professor and consumer horticulture specialist, CELT Faculty Fellow, Iowa State University
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Samantha McIntosh is a talk show producer at Iowa Public Radio. Prior to IPR, Samantha worked as a reporter for radio stations in southeast and west central Iowa under M&H Broadcasting, and before that she was a weekend music host for GO 96.3 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.