The 14th annual Gretna Tree Talk will be held April 13 at Thomas Elementary School, 11221 Northridge Drive.
The event — hosted by the Gretna Arbor Society and sponsored by the Nebraska Arborists Association — is free, though attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items for donation to the Gretna Neighbors food pantry.
The program schedule is as follows:
7:45 to 8:15 a.m. — Registration
8:15 to 8:30 a.m. — Opening remarks by Jim Keepers, chairperson of the Gretna Arbor Society
8:30 to 9 a.m. — “Chemical Trespass is a Growing Concern” by Justin Evertson, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Green Infrastructure Coordinator
9 to 9:30 a.m. — “Nutty About Nut Trees” by Justin Evertson, NSA Green Infrastructure Coordinator
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. — “The Future of Our Community Forests is in the Great Plains” by Eric Berg, Nebraska Forest Service Program Leader, Community Forestry and Sustainable Landscapes
10:30 to 10:45 a.m. — Break, refreshments served
10:45 to 11:45 a.m. — Learning the Skills of Fruit Tree Pruning by David Lott, Nebraska Extension Educator, Horticulture
11:45 to noon — Closing remarks, door prizes
Extension Douglas-Sarpy Counties and Master Gardeners can receive 3 CEUs for attending this talk.