In Nebraska, Arbor Day is traditionally celebrated on the last Friday in April. The 145th Anniversary of Arbor Day will be celebrated this Friday, April 28th.
Being the birth state of Arbor Day, it’s only appropriate that the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) promotes tree-planting programs each year. The LENRD will have tree seedlings available for purchase this Friday in celebration of Arbor Day, at the Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area, north of Stanton. From Norfolk, the lake is located 10 miles east on highway 275 and then 2 miles south on Ridge Road. Signs will direct you to the LENRD Tree Distribution Center (approximately 2 miles north of Stanton). The Center will be open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Arbor Day. Seedlings can be purchased in bundles of 25 for $22. Small acreage packages will also be available for $44.
LENRD Forester, Pam Bergstrom, said, “Plant a tree to protect your property and the future. Our parents did it for us, and we should return the favor for future generations.”
Contact Bergstrom at the LENRD office, 402-371-7313, if you have questions about your trees or if you need further assistance.