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Outlook is dire for trees as drought, pests strike

Omaha World-Herald
March 9, 2013
Category: Forestry
Region: US East, United States

NORFOLK, Neb. — It’s almost all bad news for trees in the Arbor Day state. That was the key message delivered to a capacity crowd of tree lovers, professional arborists and nursery enthusiasts at the Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk on Thursday. Presenters from the Nebraska Forest Service and University of Nebraska Extension tried to lay the groundwork for mitigating some of the deadly ills facing trees in Nebraska. Unprecedented drought conditions last year coupled with above-average temperatures means that the drier soil surrounding tree roots often is pulling moisture from the trees instead of the other way around, said tree scientist Graham Herbst.

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