Red Fern Farm

A Nursery of Trees and Ideas…

Page Last Updated:  July 23, 2012


About Us


Kathy Dice and Tom Wahl, wife and husband, pose in front of a large American hybrid chestnut in Illinois during  a Northern Nut Growers Association field trip in 2006.
   About Red Fern Farm...
(319)729-5905 Red Fern Farm 13882 I Ave Wapello, IA 52653




Located in Southeast Iowa, Red Fern Farm is a family owned nursery and farm run by Tom Wahl and Kathy Dice. It is also the site of ongoing research on a variety of tree crops.

We offer a variety of trees and advice on their planting and care. We would be happy to answer your questions, on your dime. To visit our nursery, research project, or to pick up trees, please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

For several years we played around with pasture raised chickens, turkeys and meat goats. Presently we are limiting ourselves to nut and berry crops.

We have been written up in a few newsletters, magazines and newspapers.

One of our goals is to promote sustainable agriculture. We are pretty passionate about the role of trees in this. Tom has lectured about his study and the use of tree crops. If you are interested in using him for a speaker, give us a call.

We are located 1& 1/2 miles southeast of Grandview, Iowa, halfway between Muscatine and Burlington near Highway 61 (watch for the helicopter at the Veterans' Memorial). The easiest way to find us is to get to the junction of Hwys 61 and 92 near Grandview, Iowa. 

     Travel south on Hwy. 61 just 1/2 mile to a gravel road intersection (145th St.), go east on the gravel 1 1/2 miles.

     You will pass through one stop sign and the road will curve to the south. You’ll be able to see a large tree planting and house on the right. Turn down the lane on the left (across from the big white house).

click here for a printable map and directions.