Although our weather doesn’t seem to know it, the official start of fall is on Thursday, September 22. Normally along with cooler temperatures, we also get to enjoy the vibrant colors of fall.

Join the celebration of fall tree planting by planting a tree in your community or your home landscape during ReTree Nebraska Week, Sept. 18-24!

Trees can be effective buffers to neighborhood noise and improve aesthetics at the same time. In fact a properly-placed trees can reduce noise 5 to 10 decibels, which reduces noise approximately 50 percent to the human ear, according to the USDA National Agroforestry Center.

School is back in session, temperatures are more tolerable, and the official start of Fall is coming on September 22. With the season change also comes the arrival of fall webworms.

Just as humans go through different life stages, so do trees. One big difference with trees is that even though the two trees may be the same age, based on their species they could be in very different stages in their life.

Lightning is the greatest natural destroyer of property, including thousands of trees that are struck every year. Although some species of trees are more susceptible to lightning than others, the largest determining factors are location and size.
If tree shopping is in your future, a few tips can help you select a healthy tree for your landscape.
As you're taking in the beautiful outdoor view, have you ever stopped to think about the anatomy of a tree? It may seem basic - root, trunk, leaves, branches - but a few things may surprise you.
Most people think spring when planting, but actually fall is also a good time to plant trees and shrubs. During the period from mid-August to mid-October, moderate and relatively stable air temperatures, soil temperatures, and rainfall are usually in a range that promotes rapid root development.

Due to the recent discovery of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Nebraska, it’s important to be able to recognize and identify if you have ash trees.

Here is a simple guide for ash tree identification: