Lectures to examine tree planting options, genetics

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Lectures to examine tree planting options, genetics

Trees are one of the most important resources of Nebraska communities. Investing in tree-planting and care reap tangible economic benefits in the form of energy savings and real estate values.
The presentations will teach participants about trees and planting.

Scott Schlarbaum, director of the University of Tennessee’s tree improvement program will deliver two free presentations on trees and planting May 10 in Keim Hall, Room 150.

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The first talk, “A Little Southern Forestry in the Great Plains,” is noon to 1 p.m. and is aimed at homeowners and professionals. Schlarbaum will discuss the use of specific sections of hardwood trees for both urban and rural plantings.

The second session, “Using Historic Genetic Plantations to Meet Modern Needs in Nebraska,” is 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. In it, Schlarbaum will present a scholarly study of genetic selections of trees recommended for future plantings in Nebraska.

Participants are invited to bring lunch or dinner and ideas or questions to the talks. For more information, send email to eberg2@unl.edu.

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