Nebraska forestry conference set for April 2

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Associated Press

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 25 at 1:03 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska community leaders are getting ready to discuss conservation at a conference on community forestry.

The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in downtown Lincoln on April 2. Forestry advocates and experts will gather to discuss the best ways to maintain local tree resources. City foresters, mayors, other city government workers and volunteers are expected to attend.

Eric Berg of the Nebraska Forest Service says 107 Nebraska communities that participate in Tree City USA, a national forestry management program, have spent millions of dollars and thousands of hours planting and maintaining trees.

Gov. Dave Heineman and First Lady Sally Ganem will speak at the event. Several workshops will be offered.

The conference costs $10. Visit www.retreenebraska.org or contact Jean Paff at 402-472-2733, or email jpaff2(at)unl.edu for more information.

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