Trees Lose Ground in Neb. To High Grain Prices

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Nebraska is losing trees to high grainprices. The prices
have left many farmers with a decision to make - bulldoze trees to
maximum profit or leave the trees as windbreaks and habitat
plantings for land management.

This month, those sticking with trees are meeting with the 23
Nebraska resource districts to order seedlings from the Nebraska
National Forest and Bessey Nursery near Halsey. In 1990, the
nursery sold more than 3 million seedlings. In 2010, it was
780,000.

Dennis Adams of the Nebraska Forest Service is part of a group
trying to increase plantings to 1.7 million.

He says windbreaks protect topsoil from erosion. They also catch
snow that melts and increases soil moisture in the spring.


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