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Water & Environment

Forest Service, ReTree Nebraska Urge Nebraskans to Plant Trees on Arbor Day

On April 24, thousands of Nebraskans will celebrate Arbor Day by doing what early settlers did to protect the beauty of their state: They will plant a tree.

Pesticide Container Recycling Program Enters 24th Year

2015 marks the 24th year of the Nebraska Extension Pesticide Container Recycling Program. The program recycles 1- and 2.5-gallon plastic pesticide containers and 15-, 30- and 55-gallon plastic crop protection chemical drums.

Climatologist Leirserowitz to Deliver March 10 Heuermann Lecture at UNL

A nationally renowned climatologist will be the next Heuermann Lecture speaker in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Domina to Discuss 'Agriculture's Changing Face' Friday at UNL

David A. Domina, trial lawyer at Domina Law Group in Omaha, will present "Consolidation, Merger, Market Domination and Agriculture's Changing Face" at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Hardin Hall auditorium, 33rd and Holdrege streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Keeping a Garden Journal

"Gardening gives one back a sense of proportion about everything except itself. What a relief it was to me when I read that Vita Sackville-West kept a pile of metal labels in a shack at Sissinghurst as proof of all the experiments that had failed! I had, until then, been ashamed of how much waste there was even in my unpretentious garden here." May Sarton

More than Just for Christmas — Trees that Survive 'Trial by Pasture'

Enjoying a Christmas tree indoors is one of the true pleasures of the season – the smell of fresh pine or fir, a plant-filled and suddenly-green living room, sparkling lights from morning to bedtime.

In Nature, Every Change Has its Purpose, Place

The decorations we're putting out for the holidays we will soon pack up again for storage in closets, basements and attics.

UNL Extension Commercial/Noncommercial Pesticide Safety Program Begins In January

Nebraska's commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators seeking first-time certification or recertification of their license to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides in 2015 can get training through University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.