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.

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Tree Huskers in Action

Student Look up

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.

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Tree of the Month


Leaf shape is generally oblong to ovate with a wider tip and narrower base and a smooth edge.
Bark is smooth and gray and develops some cracks with age.
The flowers are large and very showy ranging in color from white, pint, or purple solitary flowers.
Tree height ranges depending on species and cultivar.
U.S. Native

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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.

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Need Assistance?

Contact Lord Ameyaw

Assistant Professor

School of Natural Resources
407 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdredge Street

Lincoln, NE 68583-0947 US

Contact Ann Powers

Forestry Lecturer

School of Natural Resources
406 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdredge Street

Lincoln, NE 68583-0947 US