Forestry


Thursday May 4, 2017
Planting Native Trees
Large native shade trees that grow well in Nebraska include Maples, Ginkgo, Kentucky coffeetree, Honeylocust, Walnut, and Hackberry. These trees can be used to buffer winds and benefit outdoor living spaces. Justin Evertson, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Green Infrastructure Coordinator.MP3
http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/html/g1747/build/g1747.htm

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Friday April 28, 2017
Pear Trees
Pear trees have beautiful spring flowers, are easy to grow and relatively cheap to purchase. But over planting has caused this tree to out compete some of our native trees. Justin Evertson, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Green Infrastructure Coordinator.MP3
http://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/SmFruit.shtml

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Wednesday April 26, 2017
Windbreak Renovation
Windbreaks are an integral part of area farms and acreages providing critical protection for farmsteads, livestock, and crops. Unfortunately, many older windbreaks are losing their effectiveness due to age, poor health, or neglect. In some cases, a windbreak may no longer have the necessary density to provide winter protection. Steve Karloff, Nebraska Extension Southeast Nebraska District Forester.MP3
http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/ec1777.pdf

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Wednesday March 8, 2017
Emerald Ash Borer Update
The Nebraska Forest service has intently looked for additional infestations of EAB thought out the winter without any results. If you live outside the quarantine zones, treatment is not needed at this time. Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Service Community Forestry and Sustainable Landscape Program Leader.MP3
http://nfs.unl.edu/nebraska-eab

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Tuesday February 28, 2017
Pruning Fruit Trees
Productive fruit trees with an abundance of high quality fruit don't just happen. They result from good cultural practices, including pruning. Most fruit tree pruning is done during the dormant season when no leaves are on the tree. John Fech, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
http://hortupdate.unl.edu/Fruittreeprune

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Trees For Pollinators
Over one hundred crop species in North America require a visit from an insect pollinator to be most productive. Agroforestry practices can increase the overall diversity of plants and physical structure in a landscape while having indirect benefits for crop pollination. Bob Hendrickson, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.MP3
http://nac.unl.edu/documents/workingtrees/brochures/WTPollinators.pdf

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Wednesday January 4, 2017
Winter Tree Damage
Winter damage to trees is common, often caused by heavy snow or ice. Trees can be pruned to improve their strength and structural integrity, but another good strategy for minimizing damage it to choose trees less prone to damage. Sarah Browning, Nebraska Extension Educator. MP3
http://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/Trees%20and%20Winter%20Storm%20Damage.pdf

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Tuesday December 27, 2016
Prairie Pines
With over 200 species of woody plants, 10 acres of virgin prairie, and 30 acres of seeded prairie grasses and wildflowers Prairie Pines is the ideal site for conservation research. Prairie pines is used for windbreak studies, wildlife conservation and outdoor education. Scott Josiah and Aaron Clare, Nebraska Forest Service.MP3
http://snr.unl.edu/aboutus/where/fieldsites/prairiepines.asp

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Friday November 11, 2016
Emerald Ash Borer Update
The Nebraska Forest service has intently looked for additional infestations of EAB thought out Nebraska without any results. If you live outside the quarantine zones, treatment is not needed at this time. Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Service Community Forestry and Sustainable Landscape Program Leader.MP3
http://nfs.unl.edu/nebraska-eab

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Tuesday November 8, 2016
Workshop on The Future of Urban Forestry
An intensive workshop November 9-10 at Douglas-Sarpy County Extension will focus on practices that can improve urban tree-planting efforts. This hands-on workshop is designed for public works employees, landscape managers, tree board volunteers, arborists, nursery, green industry professionals and landscape enthusiasts. Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Service Community Forestry and Sustainable Landscape Program Leader.MP3
https://events.unl.edu/nfs/2016/11/09/114793/

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Thursday July 14, 2016
EAB Treatments
Treatments for EAB should be considered only when EAB is known to be present within 15 miles of your tree. Homeowner-applied treatments are somewhat limited. The most available method involves a soil drench around the trunk, which might not adequately protect large ash trees. Laurie Stepanek, Nebraska Forest Service, Forest Health Specialist.MP3
http://nfs.unl.edu/Misconceptions%20EAB%20Trts%20full%20sheet%20Greenwood.pdf

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Monday June 13, 2016
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Nebraska
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has confirmed that emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered during a site inspection in Omaha’s Pulaski Park on June 6, 2016. Nebraska becomes the 27th state to confirm the presence of EAB. An estimated 54 million ash trees will be affected. Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Service Community Forestry and Sustainable Landscape Program Leader.MP3
http://nfs.unl.edu/nebraska-eab

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