Trees Lose Ground in Nebraska to High Grain Prices

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Nebraska is losing trees to high grain prices.

The prices have left many farmers with a decision to make -- bulldoze trees to maximize 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

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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