• Don McCabe

    Mother Nature, Drought And Man Making Assault On Nebraska Trees

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on April 1, 2013

    Dennis Adams, as head of the UNL rural forestry program, knows trees. And he knows first-hand how devastating the 2012 drought has been for the state’s tree resources. On his own tree farm near Lincoln, Adams says “the worst drought on record in Nebraska” killed 100% of his newly planted spruce and fir trees and 75% of the newly planted pine. “Root systems on newly planted tree are so shallow that they didn’t find soil moisture. The only salvation is…

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