Trees & Shrubs

Tree & Shrub Drought Management

Irrigation
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
Windbreaks and Snow Fences, Elizabeth Killinger, UNL Extension

Fall Watering Aids Tree & Shrub Health

Image of burning bushBy Sarah Browning and John Fech, UNL Extension Horticulture Educators
September 23, 2013

Many homeowners haven't thought much about drought this year, however, conditions in Nebraska have ranged from abnormally dry to exceptional drought all year, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

In fall, warm dry days with cool nights usually lead to great fall leaf coloration, but dry late summer and fall conditions have a downside, too. Extremely dry conditions result in root death, and a corresponding death of branches and foliage. But perhaps more important, even moderately water-stressed plants are more susceptible to attack by secondary pests, such as insects or disease pathogens.

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Fall Site Preparation for Conservation Tree and Shrub Plantings, Oct. 4, 2013
If you want to plant conservation trees, it is important to prepare a planting site in the fall. Dennis Adams, UNL Extension Forester

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Harvesting Rain
Methods of rain harvesting include using rain barrels, cisterns, rain gardens and bioretention gardens. Kelly Feehan, UNL Extension Educator

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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.