NAAForest

Tuesday July 2, 2019
The Importance of Community Forestry
With some major issues facing our trees in the state, Eric Berg from the Nebraska Forest Service talks about the importance of community forestry.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu

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Wednesday June 26, 2019
Western Nebraska Community Forestry
Community forestry has never been more important and Chrissy Land with the Nebraska Forest Service talks about several issues facing Nebraska trees and what communities can do about them.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/publications/pine-wilt-nebraska

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Thursday June 13, 2019
Communities and Emerald Ash Borer
Communities will soon have to make some hard decisions regarding their ash trees due to the threat of Emerald Ash Borer. Justin Evertson from the Nebraska Forest Service talks about strategies communities need to have in place when considering keeping or eliminating their ash trees.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/nebraska-eab

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Thursday June 6, 2019
Emerald Ash Borer Update
Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in Nebraska and will most likely affect ash trees in the entire state. Justin Evertson from the Nebraska Forest Service talks about how the insect came to Nebraska in part one of a series of interviews about Emerald Ash Borer.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/nebraska-eab

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Friday April 26, 2019
National Tree Trivia
Nebraska City will be hosting an Arbor Day Celebration on Friday April 26th. Here to talk about some interesting tree facts from our state and around the nation is Justin Evertson from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.MP3
http://gonebraskacity.com/festival/arbor-day/

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Tuesday April 23, 2019
Nebraska Tree Trivia
Arbor Day is a special holiday in Nebraska. The Arbor day week will be capped off with a celebration in Nebraska City the weekend of April 26th. Justin Evertson from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum talks about interesting tree facts from Nebraska.MP3
http://gonebraskacity.com/festival/arbor-day/

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Monday April 8, 2019
Emerald Ash Borer Update
Though emerald ash borer has been mainly confined to the southeastern part of Nebraska, recommendations for treating ash trees remain the same. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson says there have only been a handful of confirmed sightings, but everywhere this bug goes, it kills ash trees. MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/ce/resources/ce-a-tree-owners-guide-to-emerald-ash-borer.pdf

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Monday March 25, 2019
2019 Nebraska Forest Service Tree Workshops
Two workshops from the Nebraska Forest Service will focus on the appreciation and care of trees. Justin Evertson from the Forest Service talks about what attendees can expect to learn about tree care and selection. MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/workshops

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Wednesday February 27, 2019
12 Annual Wildland Fire Academy
The Academy provides quality fire and incident management training at little or no cost, and utilizes the expertise of local, state and federal firefighters to ensure the fire training needs of Nebraska and the surrounding region are met. Kyle Martens with the Nebraska Forest Service says the Nebraska Wildland fire academy is April 6-14 at Fort Robinson state park in Crawford.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/workshops

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Friday February 8, 2019
Hiring a Professional Arborist
Inclement weather in Nebraska can be devastating to your trees. There are certain things a homeowner can do to help the tree recover. Nebraska Forest Service Community Forestry and Sustainable Landscape Program Leader Eric Berg says the best thing you can do for your trees is to hire a certified professional arborist to care for your trees year-round.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/CommunityForestry/hirearborist.asp

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Thursday January 31, 2019
Winter Tree Pruning
Pruning your trees can sometimes be a mystery and often frustrating. Using the services of a professional arborist can be your best choice when it comes to your home trees, but Eric Berg from the Nebraska Forest Service offers a few good tips homeowners can use to trim their trees.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/central4/unwelcome-house-guests/?utm_campaign=wdn_social&utm_medium=share_this&utm_source=wdn_facebook

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Friday December 27 2018
Evergreens
Nebraska has very few native varieties of evergreens. Justin Evertson from the Nebraska Forest Service talks about what trees are native to our state and a few others that can grow well on the plains.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2004/floweringholiday.shtml

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Tuesday December 25, 2018
Adding Winter Interest To Your Landscape
Home landscapes in Nebraska can be quite dreary in the winter. Bob Hendrickson from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum says you can create a much more interesting backyard during the winter by just leaving a few taller grasses and shrubs rather than cutting them back in the fall.MP3
https://youtu.be/IZ6Jh21WQwQ

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Thursday December 20, 2018
Nebraska Tree Trivia
Nebraska has a variety of great trees but did you every wonder which trees are the tallest and which ones have the widest trunk. Nebraska Forest Service’s Justin Evertson talks about some of the biggest and best trees in the state.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/registry

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Tuesday December 18, 2018
Interesting Tree Bark
Landscape trees are often noted for like providing shade or fall color. Bob Hendrickson from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum says an overlooked aesthetic quality is the color and texture of the tree’s bark.MP3
https://plantnebraska.org

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Monday October 8, 2018
Mulching Trees
Mulching around your trees provides a number of benefits. Nebraska Forester Eric Berg says properly mulched trees are much healthier and is better for the soil.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/benefits-mulch

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Thursday October 4, 2018
Fall Tree Care
Part of taking care of your home landscape is caring for your trees during the fall. Good practices like mulching and watering are part of keeping your trees health. Nebraska Forest Service Forester Eric Berg talks about good fall care for your home trees.MP3
https://ianrnews.unl.edu/take-good-care-trees-fall

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Friday September 28, 2018
Emerald Ash Borer Seminar
A recent confirmation of Emerald Ash Borer in Lincoln has caused homeowners to worry about their ash trees. Nebraska Extension Educator Sarah Browning says Lancaster County will be holding an informational seminar that will touch on how homeowners can begin to make smart choices to save their trees.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/EABFlyer18.pdf

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Wednesday September 26, 2018
Emerald Ash Borer Sighting
Ash trees in Nebraska are at risk from a pest that has killed millions of trees in the Eastern United States. Eric Berg from the Nebraska Forest Service talks about what damage has already been done and what homeowners can do about it.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/nebraska-eab

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Tuesday September 18, 2018
Small Trees
Oaks and Maples are great for providing long lasting shade for your home, but there are many other trees you can consider. Bob Hendrickson from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum talks about good selections for small trees around the home.MP3
https://plantnebraska.org

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