Thanks to our City for preparedness. See our website for suggestions for replanting that can diversify our urban forest and mitigate the potential for another devastating loss in future decades. https://finkegardens.com/trees-shrubs/ash-alternatives/
Public Comment Sought on Draft Emerald Ash Borer Plan
Mayor Chris Beutler encourages the public to review and comment on the draft Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Respo...nse and Recovery Plan which was released at news conference today. The invasive beetle has destroyed tens of millions of ash trees in 31 states and in Canada. Beutler said that although EAB has not yet been found in Lincoln, experts say it is probably already here. He said EAB will have a devastating impact on the City's 14,000 public ash trees along streets and in parks and golf courses.
"From the experience of other communities, we know that all untreated ash trees will be dead within a 15-year period from the time that EAB moves in, so the clock may already be ticking," Beutler said. "We also know from other's experience that a proactive response to EAB is the best course of action to avoid an overwhelming number of dead and dying ash trees along streets and on other public property at the same time. Infested ash trees become very brittle, so if we are not proactive, we will see a very dangerous situation develop in our City. Waiting to take action will also be much more costly for taxpayers."
Read the full news release: http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/mayor/media/2018/020118.htm
Finke Gardens is closed for the holidays but questions can be sent to "Ask Rich" on our website ( https://finkegardens.com/ask-rich/ ). We wish you all the best this season.
Great to see Taryn is "landscape foraging" for holiday decorating - does your landscape provide this bounty?
Finke Gardens is proud to partner with Aldersgate to develop their sustainable landscape. Plan to attend the December 9 tree care workshop to learn from their example for our community.
When Royal Beauty Weeping Crabapple drops its foliage, the glistening red fruit really stands out. This selection is disease resistant and has fruit that persists into the late winter when birds have a feeding frenzy.
An easy to overlook green shrub all summer long, Red Sprite grabs your attention in the fall as the red berries appear and the green foliage drops. This compact selection of Winterberry is well suited to site that stay too wet for most plants.
If most of your tender plants have moved into the house for the winter you may need some space saving saucers. These rectangular saucers might be perfect for your windowsill and allow several plants to share the drip space.
The blooms of Annabelle Hydrangea fade to tan with a hint of pink and continue to provide textural interest in the fall and winter landscape. Nothing easier to grow than Annabelle Hydrangea in shady settings.