Tree Advisory Board News
Be a Norfolk Tree Bud!
The Emerald Ash Borer is in Nebraska although it hasn't been found
within 50 miles of Norfolk. The City of Norfolk has adopted an
EAB Community Plan.
Trees provide beauty, shade, windbreak and wildlife habitat in our
community. Be a Tree Bud and help support trees in the Norfolk area!
There are many ways you can be a Norfolk Tree Bud. One way is to
contribute $2 on your water bill to purchase, plant and care for
trees in Norfolk. Just check the box on your water bill that says
"Sign up to add $2 charge to each water bill for trees."
You can also plant a tree. For guidance on what trees are best to
plant in the Norfolk area see our
Tree Considerations list.
It's the 150th anniversary of Norfolk so plant a tree, take a
picture of you and/or your group that's planting the tree and send
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post it on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/norfolkne and we'll put it on our website at
See how many trees have been planted
in Norfolk in 2016 for our 150th!...
The trees you enjoy now were
planted by people who came years before you. Plant a tree now for
your descendants to enjoy in the future!
Here's a flyer to print off and
hang up in your office or organization!
What are Environmentally Adapted
Trees (EAT)? Click on the hyperlink to read Justin
Evertson's article on the subject. The City of Norfolk, partnering
with the Nebraska Forest Service, planted 32 Environmentally Adapted
Trees in a test plot at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park along South First Street,
between the Elkhorn River Trail parking lot and the Elkhorn River.
The City will plant another 4 trees when they become available to
complete this initial planting.
City of Norfolk Community
Emerald Ash Borer Plan
Arbor Day Foundation's website
- Nebraska Arborist Association website
Tree Encyclopedia Index website, has a good database of tree info
Tree Considerations - Tree facts and guidance
for the City of Norfolk
Hardiness Zone Map - Be sure
you consider a tree that will survive in our Nebraska climate. Trees
are rated for a particular hardiness zone(s) and our area of
Nebraska is rated zone 4. The lower the zone number the more
cold hardy a tree is. Planting a tree rated for a zone 5 is a
risk but in some cases can be successful.
2010 Tree Inventory
Report - a breakdown of street and park tree species
distribution in Norfolk from a tree inventory performed in 2010.
What is the Tree Advisory Board?
The City of Norfolk Tree Advisory Board, consisting of five members
appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council was
established by the City of Norfolk in November 2009.
Contact Diane Becker for further information at
of the City of Norfolk's Tree Advisory Board is to offer input
and/or make recommendations for tree planting and landscaping
projects within the city. Members help educate the public about the benefits of well
maintained trees and how to grow trees to provide these