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SPNRD taking conservation tree orders

South Platte Natural Resources District is now taking orders for conservation tree seedlings.

The program benefits landowners and producers across the state of Nebraska, Galen Wittrock, SPNRD assistant manager, said.

“It’s set up for conservation practices such as a farmstead windbreak, livestock windbreak, field shelter belt and so forth,” Wittrock said.

Among their benefits, conservation trees help control wind erosion.

“It’s been proven that trees in the right place with the right spacing can reduce wind significantly, whether it’s for the house and the heat bill’s reduced and crop yields c...


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