I received a phone call from Aron Flickinger at Iowa DNR and then
offered to pass the following along to Iowa Planners. REMEMBER TO
REPLY TO HIM AT THE EMAIL BELOW, AS HE IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE YAHOO
GROUP.

Hello Jeff, thanks for talking with me earlier today. Could you send
out a couple of questions to your yahoo group for me? The questions
come out of an interest to survey high risk locations within Iowa for
introduction of a destructive insect, emerald ash borer. We are
already monitoring all the campgrounds, nurseries and sawmills within
the state, but are wondering how hard it would be to come up with new
business and housing development areas in our communities before any
quarantines were in place that may have allowed for infested nursery
stock to be planted within those communities.

1.) The DNR Forestry Bureau is wondering how feasible it would be
to come up with new residential and business parks within a city in
Iowa between 1995-2003?

2.) Is this data available in GIS format?

3.) If not all cities would have this information, is there a
ballpark figure of 50 or 100 communities that would have this
information? Or a dozen?

Thanks for putting those questions out there for me, and remember
diversity of tree species within a community is the best insurance
for a healthy community forest program.

Aron Flickinger
Forest Health & Tree Improvement
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
2404 South Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010
aron.flickinger (AT) dnr (DOT) iowa.gov
Office: (515) 233-1161
Mobile: (515) 291-2829
Forest Health Updated Info at-
http://www.iowadnr.com/forestry/health.html