2014 Tree Care Workshops, Feb/March

For more information on topic, dates and locations, visit nfs.unl.edu/tree-care-workshops.

ReTree Nebraska Webcast - NEW FOR THIS YEAR!

These new webcasts are a FREE hour-long educational discussion over the noon hour for anyone interested in improving their knowledge of trees. Participate in one or all! To participate in the webcast, go to connect.unl.edu/retreene on the designated day from noon-1 p.m. CST.

Webcasts will be led by the staff of the Nebraska Forest Service, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and Nebraska Community Forestry Council. Topics include:

Trees for Nebraska Towns Grant, Due Oct. 1, 2013

Eligible Projects: Projects must be located on public property or property with clear public access and benefit. Eligible projects include, but are not limite to, street trees, schools, parks, public buildings and parking lots, cemeteries and neighborhood commons areas. This grant is not for individual home owners. For more informatio, visit retreenebraska.unl.edu/grants-and-funding.

Nebraska Community Forestry Conference and Tree City USA Recognition Awards, April 2, 2013

This day of recognition has been organized for tree board members, city foresters, mayors, city administrators and community volunteers. Your community is welcome to bring several representatives. For the conference agenda or to register, download the registration form here.

Eastern Tree Care Workshops to be held in March.

Developed for public works employees, landscape managers, tree board volunteers, arborists, nursery and green industry professionals, this workshop will discuss dealing with drought and trees, insect and disease issues following drought, tree selection and an emerald ash borer update. Eastern workshop locations: Omaha, Lincoln and Norfolk. View Workshop Brochure or Register online.

Maintaining Urban Green Spaces in Times of Drought

Maintaining Urban Green Spaces in Times of Drought
Abnormal seems to be the norm when it comes to recent weather events.  The landscapes we work with and manage have experienced a great deal of what we refer to in our shop as “climate weirdness.”  It is not normal to go without measurable rain and with temperatures near 100 degrees for well over a month.  It takes a toll on us, but it’s even harder on our landscapes. Read more