The Norfolk Tree Advisory Board, Nebraska Forest Service, and Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) will host two workshops in Norfolk on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
The afternoon workshop will be held at the Norfolk Public Library on Riverside Boulevard from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will focus on the arboretums across northeast Nebraska and how they were established. Arrive around 1:00 p.m. and register for door prizes. Justin Evertson with the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum will start the afternoon off and talk about how communities can establish their own arboretum and what services the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum provide. He will also talk about some tree plantings that are happening right here in northeast Nebraska and how your community can get in on the future plantings. We will follow that up with Arboretum Curators from arboretums across northeast Nebraska giving quick overviews of their sites and talk about the trees they have planted and the challenges and successes they have had. Pam Bergstrom with the LENRD will talk about how to promote and advertise tree projects and plantings within your own community. She will also talk about ways the LENRD has promoted their own arboretum at Maskenthine Lake and other promotions that local communities have done.
In the evening, the public is invited to join us at the Skyview Lake Arboretum and meet at the north shelter just off the 18th Street and Maple Street entrance. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. you will get a chance to talk one on one with tree experts about tree problems you may be having, what tree to plant in your yard, or to identify diseases, insects, or tree species from samples you bring with you. At 6:00 p.m. lace up your walking shoes as we will take a walking tour of Skyview Lake Arboretum and stop to talk about certain trees and point out trees that are doing well and should be considered for your next tree planting project. Don’t forget to bring comfortable walking shoes, a notebook with pen or pencil, and water.
These two workshops are being provided by the City of Norfolk, Nebraska Forest Service and the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District and are free to the public. If you plan on attending the afternoon workshop, you will need to register. To register for the afternoon workshop, please contact Sheila Schukei at 402.844.2034.