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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 2021

The crux of the work we do is supporting communities throughout Nebraska when they have an 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


  • Trees Planted


  • Plants in the Ground


  • People Reached


After a couple of weeks of bad storms in central and southeast Nebraska, here are Justin's thoughts on tree damage.

Tree-related books, articles, and videos to get your weekend started.

When we think of shade trees, those trees that have a higher canopy casting shade over things below, we don’t often think of pine trees. Most evergreens, including spruce, fir and pine, have an excurrent or upright growth habit for most of their life. They’re typically pyramidal in shape, wider at the base than the top. This makes evergreens especially useful for windbreaks and visual screening, or as specimens to break up the winter monotony. But some pine species can buck this trend as they mature becoming rounded in shape, losing lower branches or growing wide enough that their mature years are served better at casting shade than blocking wind.

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