Contact us

Please read through the list of contacts and select the agency and person that most likely pertains to your question or comment. Please allow a few days for our specialist to respond, as sometimes we can be quite busy.

Entomology and Plant Science Bureau

The Entomology and Plant Science Bureau deals with regulatory issues concerning insect and plant disease pests and the public management of these concerns.

Please contact Mike Kintner if you have questions concerning the biocontrol of emerald ash borer and gypsy moth, insect and plant disease quarantines, firewood labeling, or acquiring the certification needed to move wood products from a quarantine area.

Mike Kintner
EAB and Gypsy Moth Outreach and Regulatory Coordinator
Entomology and Plant Science Bureau
2230 South Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

The Extension Service offers a variety of services including plant health diagnosis from the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, and individual response on a number of tree related inquires.

Please contact Laura Jesse for questions about insect and disease symptoms on trees and for submitting a plant sample for diagnosis; or Jesse Randall for tree related topics:

Laura Jesse
Submit a sample for diagnosis or identification at:
Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic
327 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3140 USA
For general inquiries we can be contacted by phone or email.
Phone number: (515) 294-0581

Jesse A. Randall
Iowa State University
Assistant Professor and Extension Forester
339 Science Bldge II
Ames, IA 50011
515/ 294-1168

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The Forestry Bureau offers several forest management services for Iowa communities and individuals through its state, regional, and district offices.

Please contact Emma Hanigan for forest health questions concerning Iowa county agencies and municipalities; or Tivon Feeley for statewide forest health concerns and management programs such as Slow The Spread:

Emma Hanigan
Urban Forestestry Coordinator
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry
502 E 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034
Office: 515-249-1732

Tivon Feeley
Forest Health Program Leader
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry
502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034
Office: 515-725-8453