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 affectiveness 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 Sercive and the Lower Big Blue Natural Resource District have teamed up to bring landlowers 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 program will be held in two locations. Both programs will be held from 9 a.m. until noon with registration beginning at 8:30. Refreshments will be provided.
- Tuesday, February 14 at Saline Center north of Western in Saline County along highway 15
- Friday, February 17 at the Gage County Extension Office in Beatrice, NE
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. Pre-registration is required by February 10.
Please register with either 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.