Tag Archives: eastern red cedar

The Mystery of the Dying Cedar Trees

As I travel across Nebraska this year, I keep seeing dead and dying eastern red cedar trees.  Some are big, some are small, but they’re definitely dead.  Since cedar trees are a major invader of grasslands across the state, I’m … Continue reading

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Wildfire Recovery at The Niobrara Valley Preserve – Asking The Big Questions

Most of you are familiar with the wildfire that affected our Niobrara Valley Preserve this summer.  Well, we’re still trying to regain our footing after that event.  A great deal of time and money has already been spent on rebuilding … Continue reading

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Invasive Species Control Strategies – Avoiding the Whac-A-Mole Approach

Successfully controlling invasive species may be the most difficult (and important) part of prairie management.  There are few things more frustrating than the realization that, despite your best efforts, there are more (insert your species here) than there were the … Continue reading

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