In Nebraska, Arbor Day is traditionally celebrated on the last Friday in April. The 147th Anniversary of Arbor Day will be celebrated Friday, April 26th.
Since Nebraska is 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 next 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 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Arbor Day. Seedlings can be purchased in bundles of 25 for $22. The LENRD staff will be cleaning out the cooler that day, quantities are limited, and everything must go.
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.