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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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Tuesday September 11, 2018
Forest Festival
Horning State Farm Demonstration Forest near Plattsmouth is the location for the 2018 Forest Festival. The event is open to the public and will feature workshops and activities throughout the day. The event is brought to you by the Nebraska Forest Service. Adam Smith, Nebraska Forest Service.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/workshops

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Monday September 10, 2018
Emerald Ash Borer Update 2018
Lincoln has become the latest city in Nebraska with a confirmed infestation of Emerald Ash Borer. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson and Laurie Stepanek from the Nebraska Forest Service discuss the impact and what homeowners should know about treatments for their ash trees. Jonathan Larson, Nebraska Extension Entomologist, Laurie Stepanek, Nebraska Forest Service.MP3
http://www.emeraldashborer.info

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Friday August 31, 2018
Hazelnuts
The Nebraska Forest Service is one of four members of the Hybrid Hazelnut Consortium, which was formed with the goal of developing hazelnuts as a sustainable crop across Nebraska and much of the U.S. for food, animal feed and even biofuel. Nebraska Forest Service, Forest Properties Manager, Aaron Clare talks about the goals of the Hybrid Hazelnut Consortium.MP3
https://nfs.unl.edu/hybrid-hazelnut-consortium

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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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