After a visit by Story County auditor Lucy Martin to fill us in on her staff's election preparations, we turn our focus to trees, so beautiful this season. Greta Anderson interviews Mike Jensen, the mayor of Story County and a longtime member of Trees Forever (an organization started in Iowa!) about the emerald ash borer, which was detected late this summer in a tree there. Story City has received "Tree City USA" designation for the past 17 years and shares the love of trees with their youth as well. Then, Kay Puttock checks in with Iowa Arboretum director Mark Schneider about upcoming events in November and December. The Arboretum is a busy place and a wonderful destination for tree lovers in central Iowa.
NOTE: Polls are open Tuesday, November 4 from 7:00 AM. to 9:00 PM. Check the link below for your polling place.
Online Information Sources:
- Story County Auditor's Office
- Emerald Ash Borer
- Tree City USA
- Trees Forever
- Iowa Arboretum
Originally broadcast 10/29/2014
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