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Nelson Tree Board receives six trees


October 22, 2020

John and Katherine Hodge prepare a hole to plant a Chinkapin Oak along Highway 14 south of Nelson. Other workers were Darrell Harrington and Roger Biltoft.

Thanks to the Free Trees for Fall Planting program, an effort of the Nebraska Forest Service and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, the Nelson Tree Board received six trees for the Highway 14 project.

Despite providing a wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits, most Nebraska community forests have been in steady and sometimes dramatic decline. Many challenges contribute, including extreme weather, insects, disease and lack of diversity. The Emerald Ash borer is the latest major challenge added to the list.

In an effort to stop this decline and increase community forest re...

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