Windbreaks are an Integral part of area farms and acreages providing critical protection for farmsteads, livestock and crops. Unfortunately, many older windbreaks are losing their effectiveness due to age, poor health or neglect. In some cases, the windbreak no longer has the necessary density to provide winter protection.
Learn what to do about an old or new windbreak on your property. Nebraska Extension, Nebraska Forest Service and the Lower Big Blue Natural Resource District have teamed up to bring landowners the best and latest information on tree and shrub recommendations and how to renovate windbreaks. Steve Karloff, Forester who has made tree plans for many landowners in Southeast Nebraska will be the keynote speaker. The seminar will cover renovating old and damaged windbreaks, planting new windbreaks, NRD programs and cost share availability, tree health issues including tree recommendations, ash borer update and discovering the newly available root maker trees.
The program will be held in two locations as follows: Tuesday, February 14 at Saline Center (north of Western) in Saline County along highway 15 and a repeat session on Friday, February 17 at the Gage County Extension Office in Beatrice. Both programs will be held from 9 a.m. until noon with registration beginning at 8:30. Refreshments are provided and pre-registration is due February 10.
Register with the Gage County Extension Office at 402-223-1384 or the Saline County Extension Office at 402-821-2151. In the case of inclement weather, please check with either Extension Office or alerts on KWBE or KUTT radio stations.