In the state of Nebraska, two organizations provide opportunities for arborists to become recognized as trained and tested arborists by earning credible certifications. The Nebraska Arborists Association (NAA) and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) both offer membership benefits, resources for test prep and continuing education opportunities.Read Learn how to become a certified arborist in Nebraska!
*This picture shows a Colorado walnut twig with twig beetle exit holes.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture announced today that walnut twig beetle, a carrier of a fatal disease of walnut trees, was discovered in Gering. This is the first confirmation of the beetle in Nebraska.
Walnut twig beetles are tiny brown insects that feed under the bark, causing twigs to die.Read Walnut Twig Beetle Discovered In Nebraska
Spring is on its way. With its arrival communities’ plants will bloom, bringing vibrant colors and wildlife laid dormant through the cold winter months. Perhaps nothing is more uplifting than seeing flowers blooming to let you know the warm weather is on its way. Having a community garden filled with native plants uses less water, cleans air of pollutants and prevents runoffs.Read Plant Grants offer communities a helping hand
Contributors: Lord Ameyaw, Rachel Anderson, Sandy Benson, Kyle Bogus, Aaron Clare, Cale Eirich, John Erixson, Matt Holte, Christina Hoyt, Darla Huff, Steven Jara, Chrissy Land, Fred McCartney, Eric Moul, David Olson, Hanna Pinneo, Steve Rasmussen, Lew Sieber, Adam Smith, Jorden Smith, Laurie Stepanek, Lola Young
The Nebraska Forest Service is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Forestry Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus! The celebration will take place on the north side of the Nebraska East Union (next to the Heuermann Clock Tower) on Friday, September 20th from 12-1:30 p.m. Smokey Bear will also be on hand to take part in the festivities. Complimentary UNL Dairy Store ice cream and cupcakes will be provided (first come, first serve) to celebrate the anniversary of the building and Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday.Read Forestry Hall 100 Year Celebration
In the front lobby of the Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center in Kearney, Matt Fitzgerald smiles and greets a small family that just entered the building.
“Do you guys want some firefighter helmets?” he asks the family’s two children. Both light up with grins and nod enthusiastically.Read Nebraska Firefighters Museum celebrates the past, while looking to the future
Before coming to the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS), John Erixson, a Nebraska native, spent more than 20 years managing natural resources in Idaho for a private consulting firm. He holds bachelor and master's degrees in resource management from the University of Idaho. He is an active member of several regional and national organizations, including the Nebraska Riparian Task Force, National Association of State Foresters, and Western Forestry Leadership CoalitionRead Meet your Nebraska State Forester
By Benjamin Bohall, Nebraska Forest Service Staff
When Angie Ratekin first moved to the Skylark Cryer neighborhood in Omaha, she had no idea she was putting down roots among kindred
souls. That is, until she attended her first neighborhood association meeting.
“I went to the meeting and right away they told me, ‘Hey, we’re thinking about creating a garden in the park.’ I immediately thought, ‘I’m going to love this neighborhood.’”
But it wasn’t going to be just any old garden.Read 'A garden for flutterers and flowers'