Public Opinion on Trees & Forests
Community Wildfire Protection Program
- Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) at Valentine - aerial fire suppression, photo 1
- SEAT at Valentine - aerial fire suppression, photo 2
- SEAT at Valentine - aerial fire suppression, photo 3
- SEAT at Valentine-with crew-aerial fire suppression, photo 4
- Mobile SEAT area, photo 5
- SEAT in action - photo courtesy Taylor Aviation, photo 6
Eastern Redcedar Expansion
Emerald ash borer (EAB)
EAB was detected in June of 2016 during an ash tree survey in Omaha. The invasive insect is projected to cost Nebraska more than $961 million over the lifetime of the infestation.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Selecting Trees for Emerald Ash Borer Treatments
- Ash Tree Identification Guide
- Misconceptions About EAB Treatments
- State of Iowa Quarantined for EAB
- EAB Community Readiness
- Guidelines for Nebraska Homeowners
Ips/pine engraver beetles
Ips beetles, also known as pine engraver beetles, can attack stressed or healthy trees in large enough numbers to kill entire trees or the tops of trees. Western and northern Nebraska's native ponderosa pine trees face serious threats from this insect.
Homeowners want to know how to properly care for trees, especially during a drought. The following publications and links provide a wealth of information on how to deal with drought.
- Dealing with Drought Webpage (Link)
- Drought & Windbreaks (Video)
- Managing Urban Green Spaces in Times of Drought
- Six Tips for Drought-tolerant Landscapes
- Suggested Trees for Eastern Nebraska
- Bark Beetles of Pine
- Tree Care Basics: Finding the Root of the Problem
Caring for Storm-damaged Trees
Homeowners need to use caution and follow a few tips when caring for storm-damaged trees. Safety should be the priority at all times. After extreme weather homeowners often find falling limbs and debris that may pose a hazard long after the storm has passed.