Some Lincoln residents are being credited with helping hold down the loss of new street trees to drought.
Lincoln Parks and Recreation Director Lynn Johnson says the city will likely lose only about 10 percent of 200 new street trees planted in older parts of town.
Without the hardship of drought, the city usually loses about 5 percent of new street trees.
Park workers were not able to keep up with watering the trees, so a special appeal was made to residents.
The young trees need about 10 gallons of water each week.
Johnson says the trees can survive if they retain about half their canopies after pruning.