Nemaha NRD Taking Tree Orders for Spring Conservation Tree Plantings

Nemaha NRD Taking Tree Orders for Spring Conservation Tree Plantings

TECUMSEH, Nebraska – Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are actively taking orders for conservation tree seedlings, and the deadline to order is fast approaching. Secure your favorite species and make a lasting impact on your surroundings.

Since 1972, Nebraska’s NRDs have worked with communities and landowners to plant more than 100 million trees throughout the state. For $1.35 each, conservation trees benefit both people and animals. They shade and shelter homes, reduce soil erosion, protect crops and livestock, provide food and cover for wildlife, buffer noise, provide valuable products and add beauty to the landscape.

During an especially snowy winter or scorching summer, windbreaks play an important role in protecting livestock. Windbreaks provide benefits to feedlots, pastures, and calving areas by reducing wind speeds and sheltering animals from the harsh elements. This not only reduces stress and mortality but decreases feed requirements saving the producer money and resources.

“The NRD Conservation Tree Program is not just about planting trees; it’s a strategic move to protect our natural resources,” said Dr. Orval Gigstad, Nebraska Association of Resources Districts president. “Each conservation tree seedling protects against soil erosion, acts as a shield protecting crops and livestock, and is a resilient force against the elements.”

As windbreaks age, NRD foresters suggest rehabbing existing windbreaks or designing plans for a new planting. The NRD Conservation Tree Program offers landowners a cost-effective way to protect their property. NRD staff and foresters work with landowners to select the right trees for the property, design the space, and even plant them for you.

In December 2021, Executive Travel announced a partnership with Nebraska’s NRDs to plant 1 million trees through the ETGreen campaign. In 2022 and 2023, the campaign funded more than 111,000 trees and in 2024, Executive Travel committed an additional $65,000 for tree planting. This partnership gives Executive Travel the opportunity to assist local landowners in planting all 1 million trees in Nebraska.

“Our unique collaboration with the NRDs not only underscores a commitment to sustainability but also ensures landowners receive support in their tree-planting endeavors,” said Steve Glenn, Executive Travel chairman. “This great network of local landowners who plant hundreds of thousands of trees annually guarantees trees are planted and cared for.”

For more information on the Nemaha NRD’s tree program please visit Popular species sell out fast, so place your order now for the best selection.