Hosting tree and landscape workshops to protect environment

The Nebraska Forest Service will teach homeowners, commercial business owners and city government employees about Tree Pest Detector and Tree and Landscape Management. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. To help protect the environment from diseases and pests, the Nebraska Forest Service is partnering with the Panhandle Extension Center to host two workshops.

The workshops include Tree Pest Detector and Tree and Landscape Management.

The Tree Pest Detector workshop will show homeowners, commercial business owners and city government employees how to detect invasives, tree identifications, tree symptoms and surveying.

The workshop will go from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, June 25th at the Panhandle Extension Center.

The Tree and Landscape Management Workshop will include planting, structural pruning, tree management and tree maintenance.

The workshop will go from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on Saturday, June 25th at the Panhandle Extension Center.

Each workshop can fit up to 25 people.

You can choose to attend one workshop or both.

They will have an inside discussion and incorporate outdoor sessions.

The biggest issues and challenges they witness involve lack of knowledge.

“We want to give them the tools to succeed within their landscape,” said Chrissy Land, Western Nebraska Community Forest Specialist. “We want to bring people together and give them an opportunity to network between homeowners, business owners and even our city municipalities. Ultimately, they receive the full benefit of our community forest and everyone can network together. I can’t do one thing but I might know somebody who can.”

They want to prevent losing plants and trees as much as possible.

You can register for these workshops at nfs.unl.edu/workshops.

It is free to the public.