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Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of June 7, 2021)

A recent discussion thread launched on the Shady Lane listserv by Justin Evertson of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum asked observers how trees in their landscapes weathered the negative double-digit cold of winter. Used to extreme cold conditions, native trees and shrubs weathered the tough winter best. Others (that were thought to be very cold hardy) lost all living canopy growth and are now sending out sprouts at the base. Still others are no surprise at all, such as the Japanese maple, a marginal species for this region at best, which had major dieback and/or outright death.

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (May 23, 2021)

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of May 17, 2021)

Winter Damage

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Educator in Dodge County (Week of May 10, 2021)

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of May 3, 2021)

Each year, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, along with the Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association, highlight plants that are exceptional additions to Midwest landscapes.  Plants are chosen not only for their beauty but also their durability. Those headlining 2021’s picks for Great Plants for the Great Plains include:

Tree of the Year: Hackberry, Celtis occidentalis. This close relative of the elm is Dutch elm disease resistant and tough-as-nails with beautiful bark and outstanding form. It grows well in a variety of soils and windy conditions.

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