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What We Do

We plant Nebraska for healthy people, vibrant communities and a resilient environment.

We do this through tree planting, garden making, community building, and education.

  • Nance's Testimony

    When I consider what I could be proud of, nothing makes me feel better than the plants I’ve helped get planted. The trees that Bob helped me plant for my neighborhood association through a grant program. They were tiny, hopeful little things that are now becoming real trees that provide shade, shelter for wildlife and a healthier environment. Long after we’re gone, those trees will be there. How cool is that?
    -Nance Harris, Past NSA Board President

Our Impact In 2023

At the heart of our work is the mission to support communities throughout Nebraska when they have a sustainable landscaping or gardening idea, but need help accomplishing it. We work with their Green Teams to make a plan, coordinate the project and provide funding. From planting 10 free trees to multi-year green infrastructure installations, we do what it takes to Plant Nebraska for healthy people, vibrant communities and a resilient environment. 

  • Grant Dollars Distributed

    $242,064

  • Trees Planted

    3,665

  • Plants in the Ground

    51,061

  • People Reached

    48,376

The innovative use of sedges is making a difference in the water quality of urban ponds.

Planting a tree is always a great idea, but it's also wise to put some thought into the tree selection process before you make your purchase. Consider these five top-notch but underutilized trees when you are deciding what to plant next in your yard.

Hackberry trees may be the bane of your existence, but they offer many ecological benefits.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

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