Forestry

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Tuesday July 10 2018
Herbicide Damage in Trees
Herbicides can be effective tools for controlling unwanted weeds. However, in recent years, the Nebraska Forest Service has seen a significant increase in unintended herbicide damage to trees and other landscape plants. Justin Evertson, Nebraska Forest Service.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/publications/herbicide-damage-trees

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Friday April 27, 2018
Ponderosa Pine Restoration 2
Fires have wreaked havoc on the pines in northwest Nebraska and the Nebraska Forest Service is heading up a program to restore the area with ponderosa pines. But there are challenges with planting thousands of trees. John Duplissis, Nebraska Forest Service. MP3
http://nfs.unl.edu

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Thursday April 26, 2018
Ponderosa Pine Restoration 1
Pine trees in northwest Nebraska have been devastated by recent fires but the Nebraska Forest Service says efforts are being made to restore the landscape with ponderosa pines. The program is being supported by numerous agencies in Nebraska and has been enthusiastically received by local land owners. John Duplissis, Nebraska Forest Service. MP3
http://nfs.unl.edu

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Friday April 6, 2018
Tree City USA
A nationwide program that helps communities promote the value of community forestry has made an impact on cities and towns in Nebraska. The Tree City USA program is a great way to promote trees and tree care in your community. Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Service Community Forestry and Sustainable Landscape Program Leader.MP3
https://retreenebraska.unl.edu/tree-city-tree-campus-tree-utility-usa

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Monday March 19, 2018
Great Plains Biochar Initiative
Workshops being offered by the Nebraska Forest Service will focus on using wood waste to make biochar. The pure carbon product made from organic materials has a number of uses including soil amendments and filtration. Grants are available to encourage Nebraskans to use and produce biochar from the states wood resources. Heather Norbert, Nebraska Forest Service.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/great-plains-biochar-initiative

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Friday March 2, 2018
Winter Pruning
Contrary to what you might think, late winter is an excellent time to prune trees. Eric Berg from the Nebraska Forest Services says you can readily the tree’s structure and any potential problems that need attention.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2013/PruningTrees.shtml

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Monday February 26, 2018
Ash Tree Replacement
Emerald Ash Borer has been one of the most destructive insect pests in the US since it’s discovery in 2002. Eric Berg from the Nebraska Forest service says, the good news is no other infestations have been reported in Nebraska since 2016. Eric talks about treatment options available for vulnerable trees.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline/2017/apr17/NeblineApr17p1.pdf

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Thursday February 22, 2018
Tips For Hiring An Arborist
There are some simple tasks that we all can do to take care of trees on our home landscape. Broken or severely damaged limbs high in the canopy isn’t something you should try to fix yourself. In those times, you’ll need to call a professional, certified arborist. Eric Berg from the Nebraska Forest Service says there are certain situations that should be left to the pros.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/CommunityForestry/hirearborist.asp

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Friday February 2, 2018
Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy
Several Nebraska agencies including the Nebraska Forest service are offering training sessions for volunteer firefighters. The 11th annual wildland fire academy will be held in Chadron April 14th-22nd. Matt Holte, Nebraska Forest Service Wildand Fire Operations Team Leader.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/NWFA

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Thursday January 4, 2018
Herbicide Damage
Non-target herbicide damage is becoming a serious issue in many agricultural states. Everything from backyard gardens to our trees can suffer damage from herbicide drift. Justin Evertson from the Nebraska Forest Service says herbicide drift and volatilization can be a real issue for trees across the state.MP3
https://pested.unl.edu/herbicide-stewardship-and-drift-prevention

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