Regional & Community Forester
ID A Tree IN
Your Urban Forest
Measuring Tree Performance
50 Years of Shelterbelt Research
Just look up.
A canopy of trees shades us, protects our homes from harsh weather, increases our property value, filters our natural water systems, and makes our communities more livable and more vibrant. Faced with a changing environment and the encroachment of tree pests from around the globe, it’s more important than ever to have trained professionals to care for, manage and research our trees.
At the School of Natural Resources, we prepare students to be leaders in tree management —to think strategically and scientifically while addressing natural resource challenges our communities face. Students graduate ready to leave a lasting, positive impact on our environment, and enter a growing field with jobs sprouting up across the country.
Our research is also dedicated to positive change, focusing on practical use for decision making because informed decisions boost the health of our canopies and the health of our communities for lasting good.
Tree Huskers in Action
Students in our forestry courses get up, get out and look up because the best way to learn is to do. You can regularly spot them measuring tree height and trunk circumference, climbing trees or using chainsaws.
Tree of the Month
Leaves are up to 12-inches in size, with wavy, smooth edges, coming to a pointed tip.
Bark is gray with thin, irregular ridges.
Spring flowers are purple-brown and bell-shaped.
Grows up to 40 feet.
Work With Us
To develop the Regional and Community Forestry degree, we partnered with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at Nebraska, with support from the Nebraska Forest Service and the U.S. Forest Service.
But we also are a partner with the City of Lincoln, where we serve on the urban forestry advisory board, contributing to the community in which we live.
That desire to give something back, to be a part of something bigger, is a must. We look forward to future collaboration efforts with partners near and far.
Contact Lord Ameyaw
School of Natural Resources
416 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdredge Street
Lincoln, NE 68583-0947 US