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What Kills Trees

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Assistant Educator

 Trees in native undisturbed sites live, on average, to be about 150 years old.  Downtown trees have a life expectancy of 7-17 years; suburban trees 30-40 years; and rural trees 60-70 years.  Why is there such a difference in life expectancy between trees in native sites than those in disturbed sites? Certainly there are acute factors, like hail, herbicide drift and insect infestations that can kill trees but the chronic issues overwhelmingly pre-dispose trees to shortened lifespans.

Welcome to Nebraska 4-H Summer Camps! The summer programs offered at both of our 4-H camping locations provide all youth a place to discover, learn, and grow. Your child does not have to be a member of 4-H to attend. At Nebraska 4-H Camps and Centers, we believe strongly in promoting the mission of Nebraska 4-H, which encourages all young people to reach their full potential, by working and learning in partnership with caring adults. Amidst the beauty of the Nebraska National Forest and Schramm State Park and beyond, we are able to do what we do best: provide a life-changing summer camp experience for all youth!

Stanton County is following State Fair guidelines for ID'ing sheep and goats.

From State Fair Book:

All market lambs, breeding sheep, market and breeding goats to be shown at State Fair must be tagged with a USDA official scrapie ID, owned by the exhibitor, have completed the online nomination entry.

 Here is what this means for you:

You will need to get your own USDA official scrapie ID to tag your animals. Info attached. Scrapie ID number paperwork will need to be turned in to the office to be kept on file. You will need to complete ID sheets and turn them into the office.

 Deadline – June 3.

Information and links to Livestock Resources are located under the Stanton County 4-H tab at the top of the page. Information includes:

Scrapie Tag Information for Sheep & Goat Exhibitors Animal Identification Guidelines Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Veterinary Feed Directive Premises ID Animal ID Sheets

What is Nebraska Extension ProHort Education?

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Assistant Educator

 

ProHort, short for Professional Horticulture, is research-driven education for individuals in the tree, lawn, landscape maintenance, and garden center industries, as well as anyone who wants to hone her/his skills in the areas of botany, insects, soils, landscape design, plant disease, trees, wildlife damage management, turfgrass, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). While people participating in ProHort education train right alongside Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners, there is no volunteer component associated with ProHort education nor do people have to apply to participate.

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator

In carpentry, there is an old adage urging us to measure twice and cut once. The same can be said when it comes to plants.  Planning is the least expensive of the plant selection process, simply requiring a little of our time to talk to experts and glean information from catalogs and web sources.  I’ve never had a client say, “Gosh, I’m really sorry I planned and did the research!”  Rather, I hear from clients who didn’t adequately plan and are now dealing with how to help plants survive or costly removals.

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