Trees & Shrubs

Tree & Shrub Drought Management

Irrigating Trees and Shrubs During Summer Drought, University of Missouri Extension
Tree Fruit Water Needs in Drought, Washington State Extension
Watering Tips for Trees & Shrubs: When to Water, UNL Water Website

Tree Care
Care of Newly Planted Trees, NebGuide G1195
Dry Weather, Dry Plants Are Fire Risks, Kelly Feehan, UNL Extension
Heat, Drought Is Hard on Trees, Amy Seiler, Nebraska Forest Service
Keeping your Landscape Healthy During Drought, Sarah Browning, UNL Extension
Pruning Drought Stressed Trees, Kelly Feehan, UNL Extension

Windbreaks and Snow Fences, Elizabeth Killinger, UNL Extension

Heat and Drought are Hard on Trees
Amy Seiler, Nebraska Forest Service

Woody trees and shrubs need thorough watering if they begin to show signs of leaf wilt, discoloration or drying, especially at leaf edges, said Amy Seiler of the Nebraska Forest Service.

"Extremes in temperature and precipitation often put stress on trees," Seiler said. Challenges of this sort also increase their susceptibility to insects and disease later. Trees are able to obtain moisture longer than most other plants due to deeper roots, so symptoms tend to be more delayed or may not appear until months or years later.

Newly planted trees are particularly at risk during prolonged dry periods, but even trees that have survived harsh conditions in the past can decline or even die from extended drought and heat.


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Ag Almanac Audio Recordings

Trees Recovering From Hail
Management techniques for helping trees recover from damaging hail. Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Service, Community Forestry program leader

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Up Coming Events

Wildland Fire Training Program - February 5, Springview, NE

Great Plains Winter Conference - February 18 & 19, Lincoln, NE
Sponsored by the Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association, and the Nebraska Arborist Association.

Eastern Nebraska Tree Care Workshops - developed specifically for public works employees, landscape managers, tree board volunteers, arborists, nursery & green industry professionals and landscape enthusiasts, these workshops cover emerging issues in tree and landscape care.

Nebraska Wildlife Fire Academy - April 14-22, Crawford, NE
The Academy provides high-quality fire and incident management training at little or no cost, and utilizes the expertise of local fire officers to ensure the fire training needs of western Nebraska and the surrounding region are met.